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Many homeowners desire the look of steel beams in their homes but don’t want to deal with the challenges that come along with them. Thankfully, it’s possible to get the best of both worlds with faux steel beams from Volterra Architectural Products.

Our faux steel beams are made of lightweight Poplar hardwood and are an easy way to add the modern industrial look of steel I beams without the hassle. Almost always, structural steel beams need to be incorporated in the original build and can’t be added later.  Here are some of the other challenges that come with real steel beams and how faux steel beams from Volterra are the perfect solution.

Weight

One of the challenges that come with steel beams is their weight. This can make installation difficult and time-consuming. A steel support beam can weigh anywhere from six to 100 pounds per linear foot, which means that a 12-foot beam can weigh up to 1200 pounds. This can be a problem for homeowners who don’t have the necessary equipment or experience to install them.

Support

Most residential spaces are not designed to support the weight of steel beams. This means that homeowners need to make structural changes, which can be expensive and time-consuming. Volterra faux steel beams are non-structural, meaning they can be installed without the need for expensive and time-consuming structural changes.

Cost

Another challenge that comes with steel beams is their cost. The price of steel has been on the rise in recent years, which means that steel beams have become more expensive. Plus, the cost of labor to install them and make any necessary structural changes can also be expensive. Because Volterra faux steel beams are made of lightweight Poplar hardwood, they are more affordable and easier to install.

Maintenance

Steel beams are also susceptible to rust and corrosion, which means they require regular maintenance. This can be a problem for homeowners who don’t want to deal with the hassle of maintaining their steel beams. Volterra faux steel beams are resistant to rust and corrosion, so you don’t have to worry about maintaining them.

Volterra faux steel beams are the perfect way to add the industrial look of steel beams to your home without the challenges that come with them. To learn more about our faux steel beam collection, visit our website or contact us today.

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