Steel Buildings Features

Steel provides a number of great benefits to the consumer including:

  • High strength steel results in stronger and safer structures. There can be less maintenance and slower aging of the structure.
  • Fire safety as steel does not burn like wood structures can.
  • No additional preservative chemicals are required over and above the galvanizing process to treat steel vs the typical chemical treatment of wood.
  • Not vulnerable to termites and wood decay as it is not permeable to any type of fungi or organisms.
  • Less chance of foundation problems - 5 times lighter than wood which results in less movement of the supports and structure.
  • Less probability of damage in an earthquake and high winds. Stronger connections, rivetted and screwed versus nailed like wood.