Steel is used to build almost any kind of structure, from bridges to skyscrapers. It has become the choice of material throughout the years to develop fresh structural solutions. The distinctive qualities of steel products such as adaptability, beauty, cost-effectiveness, durability and ductility has made steel the first choice of many home builders, engineers, architects and metal fabrication companies.
Today, we’ll discuss why metal fabrication companies make use of high-quality steel.
Steel, in the first place, is one of the hardest materials on earth. Iit can also withstand extreme forces and harsh weather conditions (ex. Snow, hurricanes, earthquake etc.). Unlike wood, steel cannot be penetrated by mould, termites, ants and the like. It is also relatively fire resistant when compared to many other materials such as wood.
The ability of steel to adapt to changes for expansions is another advantage. For example wall frames made from steel can easily be repositioned or altered for space or to create a new building layout.
Steel cannot easily buckle, clink, rotate or splinter but it can be cut into a variety of shapes and sizes perfect for metal fabrication without changing its composition or physical properties (ex. thickness, toughness).
The beauty of steel comes from its ability to offer a stylish way to creating large interiors, giving a sense of openness and freedom for metal fabricators, architects and engineers to bring out the desired design. Due to its malleability, steel can be shaped to distinct designs.
Compared to wood, steel is easier to transport, resulting to lower fuel consumption and an accelerated project schedule. Aside from this, steel can be recycled allowing minimum raw waste materials that hurt the environment.