Benefits to the Homeowner
Non-combustible qualities enable a steel framed home to resist such devastating events as fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes.
Because of its strength, steel can span greater distances offering larger open spaces and increased design flexibility without requiring intermediate columns or load bearing walls.
“A“ Steel framing is impervious to termite attacks. There is no risk of structural damage due to termite or carpenter ant infestation.
Remodeling can be easily accomplished. Non-load bearing walls can easily be removed, altered and relocated.
Fortis uses high quality steel products coated with zinc and aluminum coating, preserving the steel’s strength by protecting it from corrosion.
Steel roof structures support up to 30% higher snow loads than conventionally framed roofs.
Light-steel framing materials are perfectly straight and consistent in quality. Structural steel studs, floor joists and roof trusses do not expand or contract, shrink, warp or twist over time. Reducing risks such as drywall damage, nail popping, door jambs, sagging windows, and air gaps. Steel framing is unaffected by temperature and humidity changes, making your home more stable and durable.
Steel does not require treatment for termites and is free from resin adhesives and chemicals normally present in other framing materials. Steel framing does not off-gas or sustain mold growth as wood products do, thus promoting better indoor air quality.