Over the years, cold-formed steel framing has proven itself to be a valuable alternative building material for commercial construction, and the reasons for this are many.

Reasons that steel is a superior construction material:

  • Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material

  • 100% recyclable and considered a green building material

  • Contains on the average 67% recycled steel

  • Non-combustible – does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a fire

  • Inorganic – will not rot, warp, split, crack or creep

  • Dimensionally stable – does not expand or contract with moisture content

  • Consistent material quality – produced in strict accordance with national standards, no regional variations

Cold-formed steel framing’s benefits are substantial, and there are multiple reasons you should consider it for your next building project.

  • Significant discounts on builders risk insurance

  • Lighter than other framing materials

  • Noncombustible

  • Can be a significant contributor to the LEED certification process

  • Easy material selection – no need to cull or sort the pile and small punch list

  • Saves jobsite time with ease of off-site panelization

  • Straight walls and square corners

  • Windows and doors open and close as they should

  • Less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% for lumber)

  • Price stability – price spikes are extremely rare

  • Consumer perceives steel as better

Grayhawk, LLC has built a reputation as an industry leader by using cold-formed steel framing in exterior curtain walls, load-bearing walls, floor joists, roof framing, and special use interior applications. Our crews can stick-frame work and/or shop assemble framing into prefabricated panels, making Grayhawk, LLC the most logical choice for your project, no matter its size or budget.