Light steel, otherwise known as cold-rolled or cold-formed steel was developed to make processes in the construction industry smoother and products stronger. But what makes this product popular, and what should you be using it for?
Light steel has a list of benefits a mile long. If you have worked with it before, you will be familiar with them, if not then keep reading.
Hot rolled steel was all the rage in the early 1900s. But it was expensive and hard to install. Enter the light steel research after World War 2.
The lighter steel was found to be stronger and used less material and energy. Win-win for everyone. And so it began to increase in popularity until today it is used as a standard in many projects such as high-rise buildings.
Uses and Benefits
No matter if you are a building contractor, developer or architect, light steel will make the project easier for you. Some of its uses today include bridges, cars, storage racks and furniture.
Its versatility makes it suitable for use in a wide range of industries. Some of the benefits that you get from using light steel are:
- Allows for large spans and more space
- Eliminates or reduces bulkheads
- Fewer plan changes and costly materials
- Offers environmentally friendly options with recycled materials
- Details of projects can be planned ahead of time
- Offers a cleaner safer working environment
- Easily able to integrate with other materials
- Resistant to pests, rot and moisture damage
Whether you are an architect, developer or in the construction industry making use of light steel will benefit you.
Being such a versatile material, the benefits of using light steel in your project are endless. If you are still on the fence about why you should make this switch, contact Steelmor today. As leaders in the steel fabrication industry, their friendly team will be able to answer any further questions you may have.