I am still in the planning stages of redoing my basement. I came across a
pamphlet for steel studs (to be used instead of wooden 2x4's). I'm just
wondering how good the studs are. I can't imagine any problems, but then
again, I've never seen them installed before. So before I go and make a big
investment, I was just wondering if anyone had any experience -- good or
bad, with them. (BTW, they would be in a basement on a cememt floor -- will
this cause them to rust?)
In Hawaii, steel vs wood is often a price issue. Steel, of course, has no
termite problems. Never heard of rust as an issue. You will need to learn
new methods of construction/fastening.
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Steel always beats wood given that:
1. The steel studs are a thicker gauge than the commodity materials
(you'll have to investigate what the guages of 'cheapo' vs 'High
2. You fasten to, and route through the steel studs properly. This can
easily be learned by perusing the Web.
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