Steel Studs

Steel Studs Require Exterior Insulation to Avoid Thermal Bridging

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Termite-proof framing

Steel is easily recycled

Wood is much more common than metal when it comes to framing houses, but light-gauge steel studs outperform their wooden counterparts in a number of categories, such as recycled content, rot resistance, and reduced job-site waste. Steel framing has two major drawbacks, however: high cost and ...

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