How Steel Frames Stand Up to Winter

When you’re beginning a new construction project, you may not think about how cold weather can impact the building. While it rarely gets cold enough for the temperature to have a major impact on a building, it’s important to keep Melbourne’s varying weather conditions in mind when choosing a material. There’s no better material that stands up to winter than steel. Here’s how a steel framing system can withstand even the harshest winters and why you should consider steel for your next project.

Durability

Steel is the most durable building material out there and can easily withstand both hot and cold temperatures. Extreme temperatures won’t cause our steel to warp, bend, or weaken like low-quality steel or other building materials. One of the biggest safety concerns for building is when materials can’t handle extreme heat or cold. We can’t control the weather, but we can control what materials we use when constructing buildings.

We use TrueCore steel in ALL of our builds, meaning it’s protected from corrosion. The winter months are often harsher on buildings than the rest of the year, so you’ll want to make sure your building is protected. Without this state of the art coating, steel is more susceptible to colder temperatures and harsher weather.

Resistant to Fire

As the temperatures continue to drop, it’s natural to warm your buildings with internal heating systems. The more you use your heating systems, the higher the chance that a fire could happen. Safety is a big concern in large commercial construction projects, and choosing steel is a great way to minimise risk. Steel is naturally fire resistant and greatly reduces the amount of flammable material in your home or commercial building.

TrueCore is also non-combustible, which is a major asset if a fire does ever happen. The frame of your building will help maintain the fire, not spread it. You’ll rest easy knowing that if something does happen this winter from using your heating systems, your steel frame building helps reduce everyone’s risk.

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Using Steel in Homes

If you’re interested in building a new home, steel is a fantastic material to use for your frame. Safety, dependability, and cost are all top reasons to choose steel as your frame material. You want to keep your family safe, and choosing steel is choosing safety. With steel being resistant to both fire and mould, you’re making sure your family isn’t at risk this winter.

One of the biggest issues in colder temperatures is water damage. Other framing materials such as wood absorb water, which cannot only rot the wood, but can freeze in cold enough temperatures. That freezing can cause the wood to expand and crack, which compromises your home’s structural safety. By choosing steel, you no longer have to worry about your home’s structural integrity being compromised.

You can also save on maintenance costs for your home over time. With materials that are susceptible to pests and weather, you have to schedule regular maintenance and upkeep services to make sure your home is still safe. With steel, you don’t have to worry about any of that. You don’t need to schedule termite inspections and you don’t have to regularly check if your framing system has been compromised by water or harsh weather.

Choose Safeway

No matter what your project, the steel experts at Safeway Steel Frames can help you every step of the way. Whether it’s a residential build or a large commercial site, there’s no project too big or too small for the Safeway team. Fill out our contact form for a no-obligation quote today.

4 Reasons Why Steel Roof Trusses Are a Worthy Investment

In today’s modern building markets, there are always companies that are looking to test new materials and truly innovate - one such way is replacing traditional wood roof trusses with steel trusses. Not only are you getting a longer lasting build with a steel truss, you’re getting a stronger roof. While timber was once the dominant material, steel has made a major entrance into the roofing process. It’s a fantastic option for large commercial buildings for added support.

Here are our four top reasons why steel roof trusses are a worthy investment.

Strength

Strength is one of the top reasons that a steel roof truss is a worthy investment - if you’re investing a lot of time, energy, and money into the project, you want to make sure it’s going to get the job done. Reinforced steel trusses are tested to withstand the harshest conditions, so you know you can rely on your investment. Steel also is bend and warp resistant and will stay straight through even the worst conditions. When you choose steel for your roofing project you’re really going to get peace of mind knowing that steel is strong and resilient.

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Quality

Steel is an easy material to work with, and steel trusses are relatively simple to construct, meaning the quality of the material is going to be higher. In fact, the fabrication process of steel trusses can actually cut down on your overall costs. Our steel is also durable and is resistant to corrosion, meaning your steel trusses are going to last a long time due to high-quality fabrication processes. Long-lasting steel trusses are a great investment no matter the project.

Safety

When undergoing a large construction project, safety should be a top concern when the building or home is finished. By choosing steel, you’re choosing safety. Steel is naturally fire resistant, meaning your home or business is going to be safe. Steel trusses significantly reduce the amount of flammable materials in your roof and can provide structural safety during a fire.

Easy to Assemble

We love steel roof trusses for their simplicity and longevity. You’re not going to have any issues assembling your steel roof with trusses that come either factory assembled or in a flat pack form. The high-quality steel and solid construction makes setup and assembly a breeze. We even provide thorough instructions to ensure everything is assembled correctly. The ease of assembly is going to make your project move quickly and can actually save you money on labour costs, making steel a solid investment for your next roofing project.

We Can Help

Safeway Constructions has been providing high-quality steel trusses for a long time now and we’d love to help you with your next project. Whether it’s cold-formed steel, steel trusses, or complete framing systems, we have just what you need for your next build. At Safeway Constructions, we know how

important it is to choose a material that’s going to exceed expectations as well as give you a return on your investment - when you choose steel, you’re getting exactly that.

We are known for our selection of the best steel materials in the area and have just what you need for your project. Our steel framing systems are perfect for a wide range of building needs. For more information on what we can do for you, contact us today to discuss your project with one of our building experts. We can provide you a free, no obligation quote to get started - we would love to partner with you to help make your building dreams become a reality.