Cold-formed steel framed houses can be constructed in a fraction of the time as compared to wood. Structural elements are fabricated to millimeter precision and quickly assembled with rivets or screws. Because cold-formed steel weighs 1/3 less than wood, less effort is need to construct and erect steel panels.
Straighter Than Wood
Wood isn't straight! It has natural bows, crowns and twists that cause it to deviate along it's center line. Humidity and direct contact with water can drastically alter the shape of wood as it's internal moisture content changes. Cold-formed steel is a structural superior option that produces straight walls independent of moisture changes.
Steel has come a long way in the last several decades and now cold-formed steel studs out perform their wooden rivals. A 12 gauge metal stud has a strength-to-weight ratio of 400 as compared to 178 for a typical 2" x 4" wooden stud.
Steel Deck Framing
Decks are a beautiful and enjoyable enhancement to any house. Why watch your deck rot, crack, shift and deteriorate over a few years? A steel framed deck can provide a lifetime of enjoyment without the problems associated with wood.