Does choosing metal studs over wood really matter that much? If you ask an expert, like our team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc., you’ll find that the answer is a resounding “yes!”. Since 1983, we’ve helped change the cityscape of Cleveland, Ohio, and surrounding cities with our cutting-edge designs. Our drywallers and carpenters are the best in the area. They’re experienced in installing metal stud framing, drywall, and everything else it takes to construct a commercial building that will last a lifetime. Questions about your specific project? Contact us online or call (216) 241-2255 to request a quote. Here are just a few of the reasons why metal studs are the best choice for you. 

Metal stud construction

1. Metal is perfectly straight. 

Wood is prone to twisting and warping. For any building of significant size, like many commercial builds are, it’s essential to use materials that will measure true every time. With metal studs, you’ll have no worries about steel being warped or bowed. Drywall cracks and nail pops are not as common with metal studs. 

2. Steel doesn’t shrink, split, rot, mold, or attract insects.

Wood wicks moisture, which can make it a breeding ground for mold and insect populations. It can age faster than metal. Metal can rust, so a protective barrier layer between the metal and the concrete pad ensures longevity. 

3. Metal is more fire-resistant than wood.

A wall built with metal studs is virtually fireproof. Although other construction materials may not be, total loss of a property is less likely when it’s built with metal studs. 

At Architectural Interior Restorations, we offer metal studs in both light and heavy gauge as well as galvanized and corrosion-resistant varieties. From interior and exterior walls, soffits, ceilings, and architectural designs, the uses for metal studs are almost limitless. We would be happy to discuss the possibilities for helping you best utilize your space to benefit your business. Call (216) 241-2255 to talk to us about your building needs, or request a quote online.