Light Gauge vs. Structural Steel Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Steel has an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio and flexes with force, which is why it’s commonly used for large construction projects. Steel is the ideal material for high rise buildings because it can withstand high winds, earthquakes and other stressors. Due to its strength, steel frames require fewer vertical supports, which in turn makes them more cost effective. Steel is also considered an eco-friendly material because all steel products contain recycled steel, and in framing, they typically contain a minimum of 25%. There are two options when it comes to steel framing: light gauge and structural steel. Here is a comparison of the two methods, and their best applications.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread




Why steel studs may be the best choice for your build

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 5, 2018 6:09:00 AM

Steel studs are being chosen more frequently for both commercial and residential builds and with good reason.  They’re easy to work with because of their lightness. They’re strong and durable and the material is consistent in look and structure because it’s formed or manufactured. These are just a few of the well-documented benefits of steel. You can read more about the comparison of working with wood studs over steel studs in an additional article from our blog here.


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Topics: Steel Studs, Steel Thread




5 Problems with Wood Studs that Steel Studs Fix

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 12, 2018 11:28:41 AM

The path to construction perfection is paved by using the right materials and right tools for the right job. While wood studs are still the favored framing option, steel studs have some clear benefits when you’re comparing apples to apples. Here are five problems with wood studs and how steel ones address them.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread




Waterproofing Basics for Basement Construction and Renovation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 30, 2017 4:27:30 PM

Imagine a homeowner going to collect their favorite holiday decorations from the basement, only to discover condensation, or worse, standing water.  A wet basement or condensation issues are significant and valid concerns for homeowners. Whether the client expects you to be an expert in the matter or looks to you to solve simple issues, it’s important that you know some waterproofing basics.


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Topics: Steel Studs, Steel Thread




The Best Kept Secrets of Steel Studs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 22, 2017 10:47:15 AM

Steel studs have been gaining popularity in both residential and commercial projects. Over the past decade more structures are being built with steel studs and over 500,000 homes have been built using steel studs as opposed to the traditional wood stud. If you’re still not sold on the idea of completing your next project with steel studs, check out the industry’s best-kept secrets about steel studs to convince yourself.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread





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