The Steel Saga
While modern steel production and usage in construction has only been around for the last two hundred plus years, steel manufacturing dates back thousands of years. During those years, people tried to improve on steel creation to make the carbon-rich steel stronger and more durable. People before the 17th century were at a disadvantage since they couldn't heat the metal to make the steel stronger. While steel was used in ancient China and in the Roman Empire, steel production in bulk for construction did not begin until the creation of blast furnaces, created specifically for melting ore and making steel with higher temperatures than ever before.
At the time a blast furnace was the best way to heat the ore and remove impurities and is still in use today. However, in the mid-19th century, a man called Henry Bessemer thought of a new way to produce steel. He created a device, called a Bessemer Converter, that would allow air flow to carry impurities out and away from the steel.
September 5th, 2014
What if you could wrap your home in a strong, durable, attractive covering that was virtually maintenance-free? Imagine being able to say goodbye to house paint that wears off every five years. Seamless steel siding gives you that option.
Seamless siding, which is made of extruded steel, is one of the best choices for homeowners who are looking for a new home covering. Here are just [...]
August 29th, 2014
If you have experienced a flood from a storm or a busted pipe in your home, it is important that you act fast in order to have a better chance of restoring your home. However, because of the stress of the situation, many homeowners make restoration mistakes that they later come to regret. Read on to learn about these common mistakes so that you can [...]
August 27th, 2014
If you have an old wooden window, you can turn the frame it into a picture frame. If you do not already have a window, you can find them at thrift stores, yard sales, etc. You might even try asking a window company, like Gilkey Windows, if they have defective or ruined window frames you could use. Below are the instructions on how you can make [...]
August 4th, 2014
Are you looking for a way to make your home more environmentally friendly? A great way to lessen your home’s carbon footprint is to have a metal roof installed on your home. Metal roofing has several of features that allows it to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly in any part of the country. Here are 4 environmentally friendly features of metal roofing and how [...]