If you have an upcoming commercial construction project, you may find yourself wondering, “What is the right material choice for the studs?” Studs are basically the skeleton of your building, providing adequate shape and strength, so you definitely want to make the right choice. Today, our team at Architectural Interior Restorations, Inc. is going to spell out a few benefits of choosing metal stud framing for your next commercial construction project.
Convenient and Cost-EffectiveThis might surprise you, but steel studs are actually lighter in weight and take up less space than wood studs. Also, because of their hollowed out shape, they are easier to transport and store. The price of metal studs are similar to wood. However, the price of wood is much more prone to fluctuations, whereas the price of metal tends to be stable. Additionally, you’ll save money on potential warranty callbacks because steel does not shrink, split, or warp. As a result, there are no nail pops or drywall cracks to fix once the structure is completed.
Straight and SturdyAs mentioned above, metal does not shrink, split, or warp. The studs will remain straight and sturdy, and will experience little to no wear and tear over time. In addition, they are not affected by moisture, humidity, or insects. However, it is worth noting that metal does rust, so be sure to install a vapor barrier or sill gasket between the bottom plate and the concrete floor.
Easy to Install
Generally speaking, metal studs are easier to work with and handle, especially since they weigh less than wood. Metal studs are attached with screws, so they can be taken apart, changed, or moved if need be. Metal studs also come with holes for electrical wiring, making the electrical aspect of a project easier. Also, cutting metal studs won’t create a dusty mess.
At Architectural Interior Restorations of Cleveland, OH, we offer metal studs in both light and heavy gauge, as well as galvanized and corrosion-resistant varieties. We would be happy to discuss the possibilities for helping you best utilize metal studs to benefit your business. Contact us at (216) 241-2255 to discuss your building needs, or request a quote online.