Steel Structures

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There are many reasons why steel framing has come to the forefront as one of the best and most feasible alternative building materials for residential and commercial construction. Steel is a superior construction material.

  • Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material
  • 100% recyclable
  • Minimum of 25% recycled content
  • Non-combustible – does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a fire
  • Inorganic – will not rot, warp, split, crack or creep
  • Dimensionally stable – does not expand or contract with moisture content
  • Less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% for lumber)
  • Consistent material quality – produced in strict accordance with national standards, no regional variations

Benefits to the Consumer

There are many reasons why homeowners are turning to steel framing:

  • Discounts on insurance
  • Fire safety
  • Not vulnerable to termites, or to any type of fungi or organism, including mold
  • Less probability of foundation problems – less weight results in less movement
  • Straight walls and square corners
  • Stronger connections, screwed versus nailed
  • High strength to weight ratio results in a stronger structure


2 Responses to Steel Structures

  1. Aileen Carew November 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    I live in San Rafael. Do you have a showroom close by?

    • malcolm November 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

      Thanks for asking. Yes, I have a showcase YardPod at my house in San Rafael, about a mile past Trader Joes on Point San Pedro.
      Let me know if you would like to visit by emailing or calling.
      Malcolm (YardPod Guy)

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