The patented R-stud is the lightest, quietest, strongest, most cost effective, energy saving steel stud available on the market today. R-stud is interchangeable with conventional metal framing systems. It is manufactured with supplemental flanges (openings) every foot that make it much stronger than conventional steel studs. The larger openings also allow for quick and easy installation of utilities. The acoustical test results prove R-stud’s performance to be significantly higher than generic steel studs. R-stud can achieve a 50 STC (Sound Transmission Class) with just one layer of 5/8 inch Type X gypsum on each side, beating generic steel studs by 9 points! Less gypsum board means less job-site waste. The R-stud significantly outperforms generic steel studs, including greater load bearing capacity, higher limiting wall heights, better acoustical ratings, and 40% less thermal transfer than conventional steel studs. R-stud sources its steel coils from USS-POSCO in Pittsburg, California for rolling in our manufacturing facility in Donald, Oregon. Our coils contain approximately 34.2% recycled steel. Approximately 19.8% is Post-consumer content, while Pre-consumer content is approximately 14.4%. Steel is one of the most sustainable building materials in the world. It is recycled content, recyclable, durable, safe, zinc coated, dimensionally stable and strong, as well as not susceptible to rot, termites, or mold.
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