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5 Qualities to Look for in Steel Beams

February 13, 2017

When looking to purchasing the right steel beams for your specific application, there are some things to consider. Here are some importance factors:


The cost of steel beams sometimes depends on the location of the project and their availability. The price also changes with time depending on market value and therefore one should always consult a professional when looking for fair pricing.

Strength to weight ratio

This is how strong a material is in comparison to its density. The stronger a steel bean is, the taller the size of buildings it will be able to construct. Engineers should therefore look in to this carefully before starting the construction process to avoid mistakes, making sure that the steel beams were properly manufactured.


This is the ability to maintain the environment. A good steel beam should affect the environment in the least possible way both during the construction and life time.

Fire resistance

They say that fire is a good master but a bad servant. Everyone can bear witness to that especially those who have seen a building made of wood being brought down by fire. When selecting a structural material, you should therefore go for one which resists fire at least to high temperature.

Corrosion resistance

Corrosion is also another thing which tends to compromise the strengths of structures. If you want a building to last for many years, you should settle for a material which has the ability to resist corrosion.

Scarboro steel works Inc. has been in operation for many years, in which we’ve gained a lot of experience in structural steel beams, welding and fabrication.