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The Increasing Rate of Fires Destroying Homes and Businesses

In recent years, there has been a disturbing trend of increasing rates of fires destroying homes and businesses. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, there were an estimated 356,500 home fires in the United States in 2022, causing an estimated $11.7 billion in property damage and claiming the lives of 3,300 people.


Why is this?


One underappreciated cause is current inventory is an average of 37 years old. That means 37 years of low-quality original framing and finishing material—all of which are much more flammable than newer or alternative materials due to the nature of their type (elephant in the room: we're lookling at you, wood.)


Not to mention the increasing use of flammable materials. We're not here to simply advocate for the use of steel for your structures frame. Steel's versatility makes it a viable material for all phases of the structure, namely metal siding and roofing. This shouldn't be a friviolous idea, especially if you're in the most at risk areas such as California and Texas. These events are catastrophic to those effected, including builders—and yet those very same builders are still opting for lumber.



The future is steel. Not sure where to start? You don't have to go through the headache of comparing this company to that company, standard designation A to standard designation B. INNO has finely honed our craft and is ready to service your steel framing needs.

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