Why Are Steel Studs Preferred Over Wood Studs?
When you visit a hardware store, you are likely to find only two main types of studs to choose from: steel and wood studs. However, commercial builders tend to prefer steel studs over wood studs. Wood was the traditional choice for framing in the construction industry. Not anymore—construction companies prefer steel studs. What's with the preference? Structural Strength and Integrity Though wood is tough, it is not as tough as steel, as it is vulnerable to delving insects like termites.