Often used in commercial building applications, the ste […]
Often used in commercial building applications, the steel frame house has been neglected for many years in residential buildings. This change is slowly changing as homeowners and builders embrace the safety advantages of steel frames and increase durability. Although the steel frame does have an advantage, it also has some drawbacks, especially its poor insulation. Steel frames house also require some special tools and expertise to construct.
Perhaps the most important benefit of the steel structure is its durability. Unlike the traditional wooden frame, the steel does not warp or expand. It also handles water damage better because it does not decay and has a strong resistance to fungi. For termites, wood ants and other wood-based insects, steel is also completely unattractive. In addition, the steel frame house can withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake and winds of more than 150 MPH.
The steel frame house in the building is directly grounded. This makes the entire frame of the house like a lightning rod, which can harmlessly fire the lightning's current into the ground. The steel structure can also discharge current from the leakage current, and a current leak occurs when the punctured or damaged wire is "leaking" into the home. In addition, the structure of the steel frame is not combustible and will not increase fuel for house fires, which has prompted many insurance companies to offer a steel frame house discount for homeowners' insurance.
Although it has many advantages, steel structure is not energy saving. The heat transfer rate of steel is 300 to 400 times faster than that of wood, reducing the insulation performance of the wall by 60%. This phenomenon is caused by a phenomenon called thermal bridge effect, in which heat accounts for most of the conduction path. The most conductive path in the steel frame is the steel itself, and the heat will move quickly from your home to the steel spikes on the wall. In addition to making you cold, the hot bridge can also leave black marks on the cold walls. You can resist this energy loss by using additional insulating materials or insulating materials. The spacing of steel nails on the wall can also be increased by reducing the number of hot Bridges.