I’ve heard all types of tales through the years of the benefits in framing with metal versus wooden studs. One time I even heard you can construct a complete home with the quantity of recycled metal from a big car akin to a Cadillac. I discover this difficult to consider except you are constructing a really small house.
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Metal studs and termites don’t combine. You will by no means have to fret about these little buggers or different uninvited home pests damaging your partitions.
Through the years I’ve heard tales that metal framed buildings are earthquake and hearth proof. They may be extra resistant to fireside than wooden however take into account when steel is scorching sufficient it should bend and warp making it unusable.
Once I hear individuals speaking a few fireproof constructing constructed with steel framing parts my first thought is the entire different supplies utilized in constructing the home that aren’t hearth resistant. Do not get a false phantasm when shopping for a home framed with metal studs and assume it’s 100% hearth proof.
So far as metal framed buildings being earthquake proof that is one other story. I actually cannot remark an excessive amount of on earthquake injury to a metal constructing. The issue with earthquakes is they appear to create fires. So even in the event you’re constructing does survive an earthquake it may get broken by a fireplace within the space.
I’ve framed extra wooden properties than metal properties through the years and my metal stud development is proscribed to nonbearing partition partitions often positioned in workplace buildings. I really like framing with steel due to its gentle weight and ease of development.
I nonetheless love framing with wooden. There’s something about what framing that I’ve at all times liked and at all times will.
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