AMSTEEL INTERNATIONAL and its world Franchising Organization are committed to excellence and offering its clients the highest quality, affordable steel framed homes available. Answering the growing global need for quality housing and competitive financing AMSTEEL INTERNATIONAL has developed systems of construction that meet and exceed all expectations. AMSTEEL has proven that it understands the needs of its customers around the world, and that consistent quality and customer satisfaction are its primary objectives.
The use of steel cannot prevent a natural disaster; however by using steel the damage they cause can be dramatically minimize. The inherent strength of steel along with the thousands of screw connections and/or fasteners provides a far higher level of security to you and your family during hurricanes and high winds. In North American, statistics show that the traditional wood used in framing structures is the third most commonly ignited material. The non-combustible properties of steel means that the framing material will not cause a fire, or add fuel to a fire once it has started. Steel also provides a direct path to the ground in case your home is struck by lightning, reducing the chances of explosions, secondary fires, and personal injury to you and your family.
Steel offers the highest strength to weight ratio of any residential framing material. This strength allows for the use of less material while framing a stronger home. The strength of steel makes it the material of choice in areas subject to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. A steel-framed home can be designed to withstand wind forces of 150 MPH (240 KPH) and can be further designed to meet and exceed code requirements regarding other types of natural disasters in any part of the world. Another way in which steel improves not only your homes strength but its value as well, is in the simple fact that Steel is impervious to termites and other wood boring insects, thus eliminating the structural damage that can be caused by these insects.
Steel is a very is dimensionally stable material. What this means is simply that the damage normally associated with the normal settling of a home such as cracks and gaps does not happen. Using steel also allows you to better insulate your home as compared to the use of concrete and brick so commonly used in many parts of Europe. All this means what ever energy you are you using to heat or cool your home is staying in your home and not escaping through the walls or air infiltrations and cracks and lowers the utility bills.
The Steel used by Amsteel International is composed of approximately 68% recycled material, and the little material that is wasted on the job site is 100% recyclable, making it an extremely environmentally friendly material. An average wood framed home of 2,000 square feet uses 50 to 60 old growth trees, whereas the same home built with steel uses 6 scrapped cars. Steel is recognized by The Healthy House Institute as the framing material of choice because it does not contain resins or other chemicals found in other framing materials. In addition, steel does not out-gas as other materials do. Steel is the most recycled product on earth today.
The strength of steel allows for a greater flexibility in design and larger spans, creating more open floor plans. Remodeling when using steel is also much simpler due to the reduced need for interior load-bearing walls. Connections are made with screws/bolts and can easily be taken apart and reassembled allowing for home expansions or remodeling with far greater ease than any other material in use today.
Unlike virtually all framing materials on the market today, steel will not warp, crack, twist, bow, rot, shrink, or swell. Every piece of steel used in your home is of the same quality which leads to tighter fits, increasing your home resistance to the elements and substantially less structural maintenance. This benefit means that your home retains it market value for a much longer time than those built with traditional type materials. In comparison to other construction/framing materials the price of steel has been extremely stable over the years making steel a more cost-effective method of building.
We provide a simple to use, cost effective, service oriented way to use a high quality, recycled light gauge steel-framing product for your residential and light commercial work. Using a three-tiered approach to customer service, we currently provide a "One Stop Shop" to our customers. That service includes:
For over 150 years, steel has been used in the North American market. Today, all over the world, it remains one of the most resistant and durable materials. Although customarily associated with skyscrapers and bridges, steel has now become a material of choice in the construction of homes. The word 'steel' normally suggests a heavy and difficult to use material. However, the galvanized steel used in the construction of homes is precisely the opposite of that. Galvanized steel is light, easy to handle, dimensionally stable and highly resistant. This durable and easily recyclable material satisfies increasingly the ever-growing world environmental concerns. All Amsteel constructions use hot-dipped galvanized cold�formed steel that has high resistance and low weight among some of its qualities. All the metallic components use are resistant to corrosion, non-flammable, stable and durable and are compatible with virtually all the materials traditionally used for finish and decoration.
Sheets of particleboard designated as OSB (Oriented Strand Board) are available in several dimensions and thickness. These sheets are produced from obtaining wood particles from quick growing trees such as the marine pine. These particles are agglomerated under heat and pressure using resins and chemical products that turn the wood completely inert and resistant to water. Some manufacturers also add products that increase the resistance to fire. OSB first appeared in the United States at the beginning of the 80�s and quickly won acceptance among the technicians, engineers and builders. In 1994, more than 250 million sheets were used in the industry in United States and Canada alone. In the mid 1990�s when more than two dozens of large groups of companies began the production of OSB worldwide, a representative association for this industry appeared. The Structural Board Association was not only responsible for promoting and it developing this product, it took part in the standardization quality control of the product. Sheets of particleboard are generally applied as the covering (sheathing) for steel structures, improving the structural stability. OSB acts as support for the interior insulation and the external covering, also as a thermal shield dispenser. In a time of growing environmental concerns, OSB proves to be an advantageous material; the trees used as the primary material for these sheets are grown in special forests that are continuingly replanted.
In all Amsteel homes, the interior walls are usually covered to sheets of drywall. This material has been used in various construction projects for many years and its benefits are well-known to construction experts worldwide. First used in the United States in 1890, it appeared in Europe in 1917 and since then more than a hundred thousand million square meters have been used around the globe. Listed below are some the advantages of this material.
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