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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Building in Steel

The use of steel as a construction material has grown over the past years. Commercial buildings and the industrial sectors have been using steel for so many years but now most homes and garages are also built in steel.

Although slightly more expensive than traditional wood-based buildings, the steel buildings and metal garages are more energy-efficient, low maintenance and makes an attractive alternative. With metal buildings, risk of fire is lower and strength is a major plus. Steel buildings can withstand unfavorable weather conditions such as heavy snow, hurricanes and even earthquakes. Steel is also resistant to termites, cracks, splitting and rotting.

Besides saving a lot from insurance cost, construction is much faster than buildings using other materials. Don't worry about having your home built in steel, it can be given a conventional look by covering it with traditional materials so it won't look like an industrial building.

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