Exterior System Solutions

A cold-formed steel framed system is the best solution for both combustible and non-combustible buildings.  It is also the best system for structural and nonstructural applications, as well as for interior or exterior applications.  Furthermore, there are many components that comprise a cold-formed steel framed system and many reasons why the system is preferrable.  The focus here will be on exterior applications, and will outline the reasons that a cold-formed steel framed system is a superior solution.   This section will list and describe the components that make up the system:  cladding, insulation, interior finish, exterior finish, air and water barriers, and the cold-formed steel framing itself.