Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About Cold Formed Steel Framing Kits?
Find answers to frequently asked questions here.
Cold Formed Steel (CFS) is lightweight and lends itself to extremely accurate fabrication. Because of its precise nature, we manufacture CFS framing with much less waste than standard construction methods. In addition, CFS is non-combustible, is rot, mold and bug resistant, and has little contraction and expansion. All in all, FastFrame™ steel framing packages are perfect for the straight, strong, stable and sustainable building components necessary for modern homebuilding.
RESIDENTIAL HOME: We offer pre-assembled residential framing packages for installation by the contractor of your choice. Our in-house CAD Designers convert plans for manufacturing. The converted plans comply with local codes integrated into the software, removing all guesswork. You can check out our standard floor plans or submit your own.
GARAGE/BARN/BUILDING: JD Metals offers turn-key solutions for our steel framed buildings. This can include excavation, concrete and installation of your new building. We construct the shell and you can finish the interior of your building by yourself or with the contractor of your choice. Also, if you would prefer to erect the building package yourself, we can supply you with a complete kit that is ready to be installed. Check out our basic floor plans here.
Our in-house CAD designers can take your ideas and convert them into steel framing plans. These converted plans comply with local codes integrated into our software. The complete framing kit is then manufactured at our Jonesborough, Tennessee, facility. After assembly, we deliver the pre-assembled units to your site as a package.
YES: Great! We have the information your contractor will need to install a FastFrame™ residential framing package on your lot. In fact, the installation process is similar to that of wood framing. Sheathing, trim, drywall and floors can be screwed or nailed. The difference lies in the fasteners used. Pre-punched utility service holes can carry standard plumbing and Romex® wiring. Steel means straighter and lighter weight walls, which translates into easier construction and a more precise end product.
NO: That’s ok, too. In order to better serve our customers, we are developing a list of contractors that are familiar with CFS framing installation. Contact us and we will help you find a contractor to build you new home.
Our state-of-the-art fabricating machines manufacture your entire framing kit. Wall units are pre-assembled, ready for installation on your site.
We deliver the entire steel framing package to your job site, ready to be installed with minimal tools and manpower by the contractor of your choice.
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