12 Gauge Framing

Why 12-Gauge Steel is a Better Material for Metal Carports & Metal Buildings

When it comes to a durable and dependable option to protect your vehicles, metal carports are hands down the best solution. Traditionally, metal buildings have 14-gauge steel framing and 29-gauge steel roof paneling. But did you know that there’s an even more protective option than what comes standard? There is, and we offer it at Carport Central! At Carport Central, you have the option to get extra reliable 12-gauge metal…

Steel-Framed Homes: Style, Personality, & Performance

  Metal homes aren’t a new idea; they’ve actually been around for well over a century. But steel-framed homes continue to become more popular all across America today, and for good reason. What makes a steel home a better choice? We’ll explore that topic in more detail with this blog; keep reading to learn more! Reasons to Build a Home with Steel Why consider building a home from steel components,…

Why Light-Gauge Steel Buildings are Perfect for California

With all the extreme threats from Mother Nature that California residents and businesses have to face on what seems like a regular basis, it pays to choose a building material that’s truly resilient and durable. Many assume that when it comes to low-rise or mid-rise buildings, wood is still the framing material of choice. But if you’re making that assumption, you’d be wrong! Cold-formed steel is amazingly durable, reliable, AND…

The Heavy-Duty Applications of Light Gauge Metal Buildings

Light gauge steel buildings, despite popular belief, are a durable, reliable construction method used throughout the world today. While the construction process for light gauge structures is similar to that for wooden units, it has surpassed both the need and use for wood-framed projects. What Really Is Light Gauge Steel? So, what is light gauge steel? This type of material is provided in two size gauges – 12 and 14-gauge.…

What’s So Great About Cold-Formed Steel Framing?

When it comes to low-rise and mid-rise buildings, there's no better framing material than wood, right? Wrong! Cold-formed steel is an incredibly durable, reliable, and cost-effective option that continues to gain popularity for residential, agricultural, and commercial applications alike. You've probably seen carports and garages made with this material, but light-gauge steel buildings are being engineered and installed all across America for an increasingly wider range of uses. What is…

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