If you are considering a project for your commercial building, there are many reasons to consider metal stud framing. It is extremely durable and resistant to many issues that plague wooden studs. Despite all of the advantages, there are, however, some other things to consider when opting for metal studs. Continue reading to learn more from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc.
Needs Better HVAC Solutions
Metal studs are studier, lighter, and more resilient than wooden studs. One of the downsides, though, is that metal studs do not provide as much insulation as wooden studs. In more moderate climates, that’s not necessarily a problem. Here in Ohio, however, that’s not the case. We have hot summers and cold winters. That means you’ll want to opt for a better HVAC system to help maintain the temperature and humidity of your commercial building.
More Costly Than Wood
All of the benefits of metal stud framing do come with extra cost. The material is more expensive to purchase and requires a special type of contractor. If the cost is within the budget, however, it is highly recommended to opt for metal as it is easier to store and easier to remodel if the need ever arises.
Can Block Wireless Service
Metal studs are stronger and much more fire-resistant than wooden studs, but that strength also blocks wireless signals. This could mean that cell phone service and WiFi signals will struggle to reach as far as they normally would. In commercial buildings, you’ll definitely want to account for this and a stronger network system. This will ensure that your employees are able to be as productive as possible.
Requires a More Specialized Contractor
As mentioned earlier, metal stud framing requires using a more specialized contractor. Metal studs need specific tools and a different skill set than traditional wooden studs. Plus, mistakes will be expensive to fix. Make sure you choose a qualified commercial contractor.
Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. has nearly four decades of experience serving Cleveland and the surrounding areas. On top of metal studs, we provide drywall installation and ceiling installation services. Contact us today at (216) 241-2255 to request a quote.