What is EQ/equivalent steel?

Equivalent steel is gaining popularity within the steel framing industry. Simply put, it is lighter, stronger steel that is manufactured to meet the same minimum performance specifications as steel of a traditional thickness counterpart. In terms of these properties, it is its "equivalent", even though it costs less to manufacture and is thus cheaper for you to purchase. Its lighter weight means less strain during installation and more linear feet per delivery, saving you time and money.

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