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.