Steel Is Green
Steel is the #1 recycled material in Developed country. There is more steel recycled every year than aluminum, plastic and glass combined. Each year approximately 10 million vehicles are recycled (enough to circle the earth about 1 and 1/2 times). Each ton of recycled steel saves 1400 lbs. of coal and 2500 lbs. of iron ore (with 98% of mined ore used for making steel). And every year the recycling of steel saves the energy equivalent of electrically powering 1 out of 5 US households for one year.
Why Build With Light Gauge Steel? Steel is Fire Resistant: Steel is stronger. More than twenty times stronger than wood. Steel is straighter, stronger, safer. Steel Avoids Mold: Building demands in the last 20 years have led to increased levels of sugar in lumber supplies, creating a diminished quality of wood that promotes an increase of mold problems in new homes. Hard to avoid moisture when you build on the open/on-site. One-third to one-half of all structures have damp conditions that may encourage the development of mold. Source: U.S. EPA Eliminates outside air infiltration, leaks, drafts, dust, and quiet. Lower Maintenance Costs: Steel has lower maintenance costs. Experience substantial savings over long term. Less expensive because steel can save up to 60% on utility costs.. You will save more than $100,000.