Steel I beam vs GlueLam
Every house I have ever owned has had a steel I beam supporting the floor. Why not a GlueLam if it strong enough? Seems to me that it would be easier to work with as far as other framing. Any comments?
What this means is that you can have several different types of materials give you the same load bearing factor.
The problem is that each factor has a different cost and use.
Although steel can give the best overall bang for the buck, steel has it drawbacks.
Given a fire, steel performs abysmally compared to structural lumber or even OSB.
Lot more to this equation than meets the initial eye.
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