We service the design and construction industry for cold-formed steel load-bearing and non-load-bearing structures. Licensed in 19 states along the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic and South, we have a streamlined process and the deep cold-formed steel engineer experience to provide our customers with efficient designs, quick turnarounds and 24/7 support during construction.
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Benefits of Cold-Formed Steel Framing
Cold-formed steel framing has become a popular choice in construction projects, and for good reason. Here are the advantages:
- Strength-to-weight ratio: This refers to the fact that CFS is relatively lightweight compared to its strength. It’s also one of the biggest benefits of working with cold-formed steel framing.
- Increased return on investment: CFS is easier and quicker to install compared with wood, which means you’ll spend less time on the construction site.
- Non-combustible: CFS will not ignite or burn, which helps with a building’s fire rating and overall safety.
- Ability to construct taller residential buildings: Wood is usually limited to 4 or 5 stories of load bearing buildings, whereas CFS allows you to build 12 or 13 stories.
- Holds its shape. Unlike wood, which can warp or twist, CFS holds it shape and length.
- No rotting. Since CFS is not a food source, you don’t have to worry about rotting, mold or issues with insects or termites. Plus, CFS is galvanized, which protects against corrosion.
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