Can Commercial Steel Stud Framing be Made as Energy Efficient as Wood?

Can Commercial Steel Stud Framing be Made as Energy Efficient as Wood?

When it comes to building materials, wood is often associated with energy efficiency due to its natural insulation properties. However, steel stud framing has been gaining popularity as an alternative option in commercial construction due to its strength and durability.

The Environmental Benefits of Steel Stud Framing.

Steel stud framing is a more environmentally friendly option as compared to traditional wood framing. This is because steel stud frames, unlike wooden frames, do not contribute to deforestation. Trees cut down for lumber take decades to grow back, and the depletion of forests can have major consequences on our planet.

A significant portion of steel produced worldwide comes from recycled material, lowering the carbon footprint while reducing waste in landfills.

Additionally, incorporating techniques such as cavity wall spray foam insulation or blown-in cellulose fiber can also improve energy efficiency. These methods fill gaps within walls and reduce air infiltration for improved thermal performance.

A Team You Can Trust

At Turner Bros Contractors Ltd., we understand the importance of creating an energy-efficient structure for your business endeavors. That’s why our team of experienced professionals works diligently to utilize the most effective techniques available in constructing your project.

Whether the project is focused on insulation systems or setting up new framing, we follow stringent measures designed specifically based on your unique requirements.

Are you embarking on a new commercial construction project? Contact us today to learn more about our steel stud framing services in the Greater Vancouver area.

Turner Bros Contractors Ltd. has been providing steel-stud framing, drywall, and acoustic ceiling services for residential and commercial applications in the Vancouver area since 1932. The company is family-run with four generations of the family represented in the business.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your residential or commercial project, please call us at (604) 532-1991 or email us at

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