FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions : Steel Construction

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How can I get more information on steel framing?

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The CYPROMETAL can provide you with more information in the office . All you need to do is call the CYPROMETAL HOTLINE at + 357 22373400 FAX: + 357 22372072  and at E-mail: info@cyprometal.com.

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Can my house be built to resist earthquakes and hurricanes?

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Yes. Positive connection and the strength of steel provide great protection against earthquakes and hurricanes. Steel's high strength and ductility make it the best construction material for earthquake-resistant design.

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Can my home be energy-efficient?

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Yes. Steel framing can be designed to meet or exceed governmental energy efficiency standards. In addition, by staying straight and true, the steel framing helps prevent cracks due to shrinkage or warping, thus preventing air leaks that result in a costly loss of energy.

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What about cost?

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The price of steel has been relatively constant over the last decade. While the price of traditional framing materials has been erratic and growing at a rate much faster than inflation, steel prices have only experienced small quarterly adjustments. Builders interviewed nationwide have affirmed that framing with steel is less expensive than traditional framing.

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What about the enviromental impact of steel construction?

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The overall recycling rate of the steel industry is 66%-the highest in the country-offering an environmentally sound home framing alternative. Steel framing scrap is a valuable commodity that should not end up in a landfill.

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Why build with steel?

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Residential steel framing members are cost-effective, lightweight, easy-to-handle, and manufactured in conditions that allow strict quality control. When designed properly, the result is solid, non-combustible, and durable. Because steel can be pre-cut to desired lengths and is a stable material, you don't need to sort out defective pieces and can erect a frame faster. Also, steel scrap has value and can be recycled.

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Why should a builder or developer build with your steel frame packages?

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As a builder or developer, one would think the utmost importance of your business is to turn a profit from the inventory of your houses, apartment buildings, duplexes, town homes, condominiums, or other development projects, and be rewarded for the investment to the community. Consumers now recognize steel as a superior framing product due to its fundamental characteristics. Presenting to your clients an environmentally safe, strong, lasting product will be uncompromising. Pleasing the purchasing customer, and being very proud of your building technique, along with enjoying what you do can make your business flourish. Offering your customers this Eco-friendly structurally sound product, which can have a multitude of bragging rights attached to all your future projects. As a builder you would want to alleviate warranty costs and costly call backs or do overs. Using steel framing for your build outs, you will not have to worry about shrinkage, or rot, splits, warp-age, nail pops, quality of materials, bad culls of lumber, excessive crowning, week knots, cutting and measuring errors, toxic glues, termite and insect damage, dry out framing times, combustible materials, etc. etc. As you can see, our steel framing retains its shape and consistently outperforms other methods, for a long lasting, straight and plumb construction. Dependability in the quality of materials you use along with responsible workmanship, would save your company many sums of money while retaining happy customers and their referrals, this is even more important so when building in volume.