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Steel Framing ?
This page last updated on 04 April 2013; Copyright ©; All rights reserved by Pacific Modern Homes, Inc. (PMHI)
Like everyone in the construction industry, Pacific Modern Homes, Inc. (PMHI) is always looking for new developments in home building systems and alternative types of materials.
We have studied the popular “solutions” currently available such as Steel Framing, Stress Skin Foam Core Panels (which we actually manufactured in the late 1960’s), Composite Lumber or Engineered Lumber (man made from wood chips or fibbers). With regard to Steel Framing, we have been very concerned that potential problems with steel are not properly resolved by most steel framing systems currently on the market. In addition to the higher material costs, if you are considering steel framing in lieu of wood framing, we would point out the following:
Based upon our studies, it is our conclusion that Engineered Lumber, or Composite Lumber, is the best alternative to solid lumber when you consider all of the factors.