Features/Options

HSB offers an array of options for your next building

  • Custom door sizes
  • Numerous colors available
  • Several trim styles to choose from
  • Non insulated skylights
  • Insulated skylights
  • Weather tight ridge vents
  • 30 to 50 year warranty on finishes
  • Custom design
  • Component sales
  • Choice of 3 different wall panel profiles
  • Standing seam roofs
  • Prompt shipping

Wood Versus Steel

Many people are reluctant to use steel over wood due to the many myths of steel. Lets take a look of the advantages steel has to offer and the disadvantages of wood.

  • Steel is stronger and can span longer lengths
  • Resistant to insect damage
  • Resistant to rot and decay
  • Will not warp or split
  • Offers a better grounding point in the event of a lightning strike
  • Finishes on steel are baked on and warranted for 30 plus years
  • Metal roof holds up to wind and hail damage
  • Metal roofing weighs less than conventional fiberglass shingles
  • Steel is fire resistant and may lower insurance costs

These are just a few examples of the superior quality of steel. In residential use the main concerns of using steel studs is from these areas,

  1. If a leak develops steel will simply rust away
  2. Steel contracts and expands, this will crack the drywall
  3. You cant hang a picture on a wall with steel studs
  4. Doors and windows can’t be hung using steel studs.

Let’s address these concerns, today’s steel is either galvanized or galvalume, meaning they are coated to resist any rust in a normal application in construction. Besides, if the area is wet enough to cause the steel to rust away, wood would have rotted much earlier.

Steel contracts and expands just as wood does, in more humid and wet climates, wood actually expands much greater than steel. Wood is also prone to what is known as climatic changes, meaning it expands or contracts based on the season of the year. This is the reason nails seem to “pop” out of wood siding and gaps form in joints.

Steel is only affected by temperature and has less expansion and contraction than wood, making it a more stable material.

Hanging items on wall utilizing steel studs is no different than that of wood, the only exception is the occasion you may have to use a screw instead of a nail when you encounter a stud. Many hospitals, doctor offices, and commercial buildings are framed with steel studs, and they all have items hanging on the walls.

In framing a steel building the only variance required to hanging or placing a window is to frame the rough opening 3 inches wider with steel studs, then attach wood studs to the interior of the opening. When the door or window is installed simply nail in place as you would with a conventional stick built structure.

Today’s steel is Americas renewable alternative to wood.

No matter what your next building project may be chances are HSB has a logical and cost efficient solution that can be tailored to your demanding needs.
HSB offers over 30 years proven experience in the metal building industry, giving the consumer unquestionable service and knowledge that, well, some contractors just can give. Unlike the contractor that builds homes and concrete slabs, they just don’t have the experience factor and pricing structure that HSB can offer.

All HSB buildings are designed with one thing in mind, you the customer.