21 Nov 5 Benefits of Steel Framed Housing
Steel framing has many advantages over timber, it’s hard to believe why anyone would choose the latter in 2019. From its strength and durability to its environmental benefits, steel framing consistently proves to be the superior choice. Structural steel isn’t just for skyscrapers, large agriculture buildings, and garages. Steel is a versatile building material, which has led to its inclusion in nearly every stage of the construction process from framing and floor joists, to roofing materials.
While timber is a cheaper building material than steel, steel can be lighter and easier to assemble. This means that steel can be more cost-effective during the building stage. When you consider all the benefits you get from steel compared to timber framing, steel is a better value for your money.
Stronger and Straighter
Steel will give your home a straighter finish, especially along rooflines, ceilings and walls, which, when built form timber, can visibly flex and warp over time. Steel provides stronger foundations preventing your home from sloping and sinking over time. Steel also resists damage from storms, wind, and lightning better than timber.
Timber-framed homes are vulnerable to fire, as we have seen with the various tragedies that have occurred across Victoria, Texas. Steel is non-combustible and will not bend or warp in fire. Steel framing can mean the difference between fixing your home or rebuilding it entirely.
Termites are known as the ‘Silent Destroyer’, usually undetected, eating away at the depths of your home, until it’s too late. While treated timber can be termite resistant, treatment usually only lasts for about 25 years steel framing provides a lifetime guarantee against termites destroying your home, without the added chemicals and toxins.
Here at Rowtec we offer a 10-year warranty as standard with all of our steel structures to give our clients peace of mind. In the 19 years Rowtec has been in business we have never had to repair or replace a steel structure we have fabricated and erected. Our warranty can be extended at the client’s request if need be, for more information please feel free to give us a call on 01202 882211. We also have photos of our work in our Gallery which can be accessed by clicking here.