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Buying LFSH

Buying a LightSteel Home

Light Steel Homes are unique to almost all other steel homes on the market place for one reason. They are pre-engineered. The engineering process is the most important aspect of the Light Steel Home framing system, which provides four key benefits to you:

 

Light Steel homes use less steel. Because our homes are pre-engineered, we understand the strength and capability of steel, all the way down to the specific load capacity, clear-span capability and ability to withstand natural disasters. Our homes maximize the benefits of steel while minimizing the total amount of steel you have to buy.

 

Light Steel homes provide a full framing kit that is cut to length and numbered for easy assembly. In fact, Light Steel Frame Houses are so easy to build that many homebuyers select to do-it-themselves. This full kit also results in less waste than prescriptive methods. 

Light Steel homes are energy efficient. Our 9 mm exterior walls and 15 mm R-30 insulation provide a quiet home with the ultimate in temperature comfort and lower energy bills to boot.

 

Why Steel? With straight walls, square corners, no nail pops or drywall cracks, steel framing offers strong solutions to problems builders are facing all over the world. Because steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material, it is by nature a superior construction material. It doesn’t rot, warp, split, crack or creep. It doesn’t expand or contract with moisture content. It doesn’t burn or fuel a fire. It is impervious to termites and other wood-eating pests. And historically steel prices have remained flat; with stable material prices, the framer can hold his quote for the framing package, and be assured the quality of the materials used 


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