Why We Use Metal Stud Framing
Interior walls in commercial buildings are often built using metal studs. At Headwaters Construction, our commercial builders are very familiar with metal stud framing. This is because metal studs can be utilized in residential construction. Today on the blog, our Sacramento general contractors discuss why we use metal stud framing.
Why Headwaters Building Recommends Metal Stud Framing
Metal Stud framing offers tons of benefits to business owners. To begin with, they have safety features that cannot be beaten.
They Are Fireproof
To start, one of the main reasons our Sacramento commercial construction company utilizes metal studs for commercial projects. This is because they are fireproof. While metal studs may not provide a completely non-flammable environment, they do minimize the number of flammable substances in the environment. Continue reading to find out more reasons why Headwaters Construction Inc. prefers to employ metal stud framing.
Metal Studs Don’t Sag or Rot
Metal studs are straight and will remain so indefinitely. They do not warp or show signs of wear and tear over time. Additionally, they are also unaffected by moisture or humidity. This makes them a wonderful option for business owners so that their structures last forever.
Steel studs are lighter in weight than wood, making them easier to transport and store because they are hollow on the inside.
Fire & Insect Resistant
Metal studs, as previously said, are resistant to fire, termites, and ants.
Metal studs can be as expensive as wood. The price of wood, on the other hand, is prone to fluctuation, but the price of metal is quite consistent.
Steel studs are available in bespoke sizes, therefore there is about 2% waste vs around 20% waste with wood. Furthermore, the metal scrap is recyclable.
Metal studs are generally easier to work with and handle than wood studs, owing to their lighter weight. Additionally, metal studs are screwed together, allowing them to be disassembled, replaced, or relocated as needed. Thus, metal studs also provide holes for electrical wire, which simplifies the electrical part of a project.
There is No Dust
Metal stud cutting does not produce a dusty mess, making clean-up way easier.
As you can see, there are numerous advantages to using metal stud framing in a commercial building. For each business and residential project, we analyze the aspects and select materials that we believe are most suited for the project.
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