Metal support beam works great in a variety of residential applications. Order yours for your Chicago project, call 773-917-8998 today!
Metal Support Beam: Order for Structural Applications in Chicago, IL
Structural steel beam’s appearance completely changed the construction industry forever. Outstanding mechanical properties of structural steel, combined with the smart shape of the hot-rolled I-beam, contribute to the superb load-bearing and free-spanning capacities of metal support beams. Benefit your project by utilizing these benefits, with the help of Structural Beam!
For the critical structural applications
Amazing qualities and superb weight-to-strength qualities of the metal support beam make it shine the most in the most critical structural applications in residential construction.
Main beam, or basement beam
The main steel support beam of the house, or the basement beam, is one of those critical applications for steel support beams. A wide flange steel beam, bearing a heavy load of the floor and live loads of everything on it, works great for that application.
Main beam installation/replacement package
- Our skillful and experienced team can do the on-site inspection and assessment of existing main beam conditions, take the necessary measurements, etc.
- Structural steel engineer does all the math and comes up with IRC compliant blueprints for our fabricators to work with, manufacturing steel I-beams, and fabricating the new wide-flange structural steel main support beam, beam’s support columns, etc.
- Structural Beam’s professional steel erectors will create a temporary support structure to bear the load for the time of the replacement and installation, create concrete foundations for beam support columns
- Remove the old beam, replace it with a new one, level it, and install the main beam’s support columns
- Temporary load-bearing support will be then removed, and your home will get a new main support beam, that will serve for decades to come
By replacing old wooden main beams, or compromised main steel beams, homeowners give their houses a new life and increase the value of the property.
Raw materials supply support
Structural steel beam cost will be a wholesale one since Structural Beam is providing full supply support for all the projects you decide to do with us. Wholesale steel I-beam prices help to significantly reduce the overall cost of your metal support beam installation project.
Another critical structural application for a metal support beam, that helps to improve your property, make it more livable and increase its market value.
Structural Beam will install a beam instead of the load-bearing wall, so you can create an open-plan living space, breathing new life into your favorite home. Wholesale steel beam prices will help to make your project more affordable.
Metal deck support beam
Structural Beam is a fully capable one-stop contractor to take on the metal deck designing, fabrication, and erection project. The metal support beam for the metal deck will be fabricated and installed by our stellar structural steel fabrication team, in the controlled conditions of the workshop environment, and according to the structural steel fabrication industry’s best practices.
Our structural engineer and our legal and regulatory compliance team will make sure that all the replacement/installation projects will be done in accordance with all the relevant building codes, and local regulations.
Metal porch support beam
Structural Beam’s miscellaneous steel fabricators will fabricate and install a metal porch support beam for you, as a part of the metal porch fabrication and installation project.
Our miscellaneous steel engineer will design a metal porch, working alongside your architect. Your metal porch project will enjoy our full steel products supply support, at a very attractive wholesale price.
If you’d like to replace or install a new ceiling metal support beam, Structural Beam can help with that, too. A new ceiling beam, complete with ceiling joists, will be manufactured and installed by our qualified professionals. Call us today at 773-917-8998, tell us about your upcoming ceiling beam installation project!
Work with the pros, work with Structural Beam!
Whether you are looking for steel support beams, or metal support columns, use Structural Beam, your local Chicago IL one-stop structural steel solutions provider with brick and concrete masonry capabilities. We are a reputable company with a high returning customer rate, we’ll make sure your upcoming metal support beam installation project is a success! Call 773-917-8998, let’s see how we can be of help!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are steel support beams called?
Main beam, basement beam, main support beam, beam girder, there are quite a few names that steel support beams go by. Steel support beams are designated depending on their place in the building, and their function. The girder beam, for example, serves as a support for the floor joists. Basement beam, or the main support beam, is found in the basement.
How long can a steel support beam be?
Since W-beam is most often used for the steel support beam fabrication is a built-up beam, unlike I-beams, or S-beams, it doesn’t have a length limit. However, the structural steel engineer is to calculate and select appropriate specs of the W-beam, lb/ft ratio for the span specified in the architect’s drawings.
What is an appropriate material for support beams?
When getting such a critical structural member as a support beam, go with mild carbon structural steel, like hot-rolled ASTM A36. It has high tensile strength and is both rigid and ductile. When properly coated, a structural steel support beam can serve for decades, providing structural stability to your home.