- Rodrigo Cervantes, CEO
Architects in the past have tended to
concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important.
Awesome Metal Stairs
Then chances are you are going to need a set of stairs, if you are remodeling or building a new home.
If so, then have you taken into consideration using metal stairs in place of wood?
Many modern and contemporary homes these days are starting to use metal stairs instead of wood. Metal stairs have three main benefits to the homeowner:
Metal stairs are far more superior than wood staircases! Most staircases made of wood using a douglas fir 2x10 sidewall or stringer that is notched and the true strength is more like a 2x6 sitting vertically. This more than enough for most homes but compared to metal it is inferior. A metal staircase can easily support the weight of the entire home! You can literally drive a truck over them and they won't budge. Because they are, this makes them feel safe and sturdy.
If you live in a dry climate, when it pertains to wood staircases noise is an issue especially. Wood contract and expands during assorted seasons and weather. When you walk on them, in the wintertime they shrink from the low humidity and they make a lot of noise. Just getting a glass of milk at midnight can wake up other people. Because the use of shims and wedges to fasten the stair treads that expand and contract, this is unavoidable with wood stairs. In the summertime, they can be quite but are very creaky during the winter. Metal stairs, on the other hand, are welded solid and make almost no noise.
Metal stairs are very all-purpose and can appear in a variety of finishes and accent materials including wood steps and handrail caps. The flourishing fad at presents is to use a metal core for your stairs and then cap them off with either glass, wood or stone. This manifests a stunning modern contemporary look that can be custom-tailored to any home style. Not only do they look excellent their strength is superior to wood staircases. A glass stair tread that is 1.5 inches think will support 1800 lbs! That is enough sturdiness to support an SUV driving up a set of glass stair treads. When a staircase utilizes metal as the supporting structure it also enables the designer or homeowner to settle upon any accent or combination of accents they may want. A home can use wood stair treads and then including a marble handrail cap for a highly customized look and feel that is not only gorgeous but highly functional.