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FastFrame 5 Framing Myths
23
May

Top 5 Myths About Steel Framing: Debunked

Top 5 Myths About Cold-Formed Steel Framing: DebunkedCold-formed steel (CFS) framing is gaining popularity in the construction industry due to its durability, versatility, and sustainability. However, despite its growing acceptance, several myths and misconceptions still persist. If you're considering CFS for your next construction project, it's essential to understand the facts. Here are the top five myths about cold-formed steel framing, debunked.Myth 1: Cold-Formed Steel Framing Is Prone to RustOne…

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10 Reasons to Frame Your Next Project with Steel
07
Oct

10 Reasons to Frame Your Next Project with Steel

  10 Reasons to Frame Your Next Project with Steel           Why is steel the best choice for framing your new home or building? This article by Steel Framing Industry Association lays out ten good reasons. Choosing the right material to frame your next commercial project can significantly reduce costs while maintaining, or even improving, work quality and output. Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing has a proven…

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Wood Versus Steel Framing
07
Oct

Why Are We Still Building Houses Like It’s 1832?

        Why Are We Still Building Homes Like It’s 1832? Building professionals are turning to cold-formed steel (CFS) framing to build structures that meet the sustainable and economical needs of today’s homeowners. This informative article by the Steel Framing Industry Association explains why steel framing is the future of construction.    The building method for wood-framed homes in the United States has changed little since the mid-1800s. Due…

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FastFrame Home Page Frame House 1
05
Oct

Cold Formed Steel Myths

Cold Formed Steel is an excellent material for wall studs, as well as floor and ceiling trusses.  This informative article from buildsteel.org explains these cold formed steel myths.   When some building owners consider structural systems for their construction projects, they overlook cold-formed steel (CFS) framing. Why? There are many common misconceptions about the effectiveness of CFS as a structural material. However, a range of successful projects have proven these cold…

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Mirror finish on a concrete floor
25
Mar

Concrete Floors and Your Steel Frame Building

The floor is an often overlooked but very important part of every structure- it is literally foundational.  Concrete flooring for a steel frame building is the optimal choice.  This informative article by Karen Knapstein of Garage • Shed • Carport Builder Magazine gets down to the nitty-gritty of concrete floors. It’s hard to beat concrete as a garage or shed floor: It’s durable, strong, and can be finished in a…

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FastFrame Tuff Rib roof
10
Sep

Metal Panels: What Profile is Right for You?

  Your roof is an investment in both money and design style. The wrong style or color choice can make a home stand out, and not in a good way.  Metal roofing offers many options in panel profiles, paint systems and metal thickness (helpful hint: the lower the gauge, the thicker the metal), making it easy to get the look you want and the price point you need.  Because so…

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Picture of a two-tone two door stand alone metal building by JD Metals
18
Jun

How to Pick the Perfect Colors for Your New Metal Building

A new metal or post frame building can be a beautiful addition to your property, but the color choices can be overwhelming, to say the least.  There are twenty-three colors to choose from, and finding that perfect color combination is not always simple. There are, however, certain points that can be taken into consideration to make the decision easier.  By starting with the big picture and fine tuning your selections,…

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This is a photo of a Post Frame and a Steel Frame building that look very similar
11
Apr

Can You Tell the Difference? Post Frame and Steel Frame Buildings

[caption id="attachment_2428" align="aligncenter" width="413"] JD Metals Post Frame and FastFrame Premium Steel Buildings[/caption] Look at the picture above- one of these buildings is post frame and one is steel frame.  From the outside, you can't tell which is which.   [caption id="attachment_2427" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Interior of a JD Metals Post Frame building.[/caption] Post Frame buildings feature large, solid-sawn posts or laminated wood columns.  When they are embedded into the ground or…

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