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Benefits of using steel instead of wood for construction of tiny homes

Updated: Aug 7, 2019

Day by day, more and more people are shifting towards living a peaceful and simpler life in modular tiny homes. That is why there has been some advancement in the types of tiny houses and materials used for building modular tiny homes.

Here are some of the areas in which steel versions are better than your wood-framed tiny homes.




· Steel buildings are much lighter

Weight can be an important factor when your tiny house is being constructed. On average, your steel framed modular tiny homes will be 30% lighter than the wood framed version of the same house.

· Stronger than Wood

It is scientifically proven that steel is stronger than wood. The tensile strength of steel is rated at 640 whereas for wood it is just 40. This is direct proof that your steel framed tiny home will be 17-times stronger than the wood framed version.

· More durable

One of the most important factors that you must keep in mind when constructing a new house is durability and steel has proven to be highly durable. When using steel, your house will be able to withstand the vibration experienced during transportation easily.

· More sustainable from the beginning till the end of its life cycle

Steel is easily one of the most sustainable building materials as it has a high level of recycled materials that are included in its manufacturing process, combining it with its ability to be recycled at the end of its life cycle.

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