Non-Structural Metal Framing
Homeowners are increasingly opting for plaster walls. They’re easier to maintain, and offer better insulation from the exterior temperature and sound pollution. They are also very resilient and unlike drywall, they don’t break easily. However, the installation method for plaster walls is slightly different from normal drywall installations.
For the former, the frame has to be resilient enough to withstand the weight of the plaster. We at Absolute Drywall Construction use non-structural metal framing systems in Washington, D.C., in our plaster wall building projects.
What is Non-Structural Metal Framing?
Non-structural metal framing is also known as light-gauge metal framing. Most installers find it to be one of the best options to support plaster walls. The light gauge frame usually ranges from 25 ga. to about 18 ga. The studs can meet a wide range of framing needs; they are usually produced from 15/8”-14” of metal and are used in commercial applications.
The installation method for doors, windows, and floor joists is very similar to wood framing. The differences lie in the metal stud shape & in the fastening devices. This job isn’t something a DIYer can handle. As professional and experienced operators in this space, we can provide excellent drywall construction in Baltimore. We will install the frame securely and ensure that there are no problems in the future.
The Advantages of Non-Structural Metal Framing
Non-structural metal framing is a great option for commercial applications. This framing system has experienced a surge of popularity in the recent years and here are some reasons why:
- Metal isn’t as susceptible to fire, as wood is. Even treated wood can eventually succumb to fire but metal is more resilient. That ensures your property is better protected against fire.
- Metal doesn’t really develop mildew and mold, or attract insects.
- This stud framing can be custom made to the exact size, which reduces waste. It will also come with pre-punctured holes for wiring and plumbing.
- Metal can be reused and recycled several times.
When you hire us as your commercial construction drywall contractor in Northern Virginia, you are assured that the best materials will be used in the work, and that the work will be completed in a timely and efficient manner.
For any questions about non-structural metal framing, please feel free to contact us at Absolute Drywall Construction. Our number is 301-977-0218. You can also fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.