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People have a lot of funny ideas about steel-framed houses. They think if you knock on a wall it will echo like a steel drum. They think whole beams will rust out the way the underside of an old car does. Some even think steel-framed houses attract lightning and are hazardous during thunderstorms. These are myths. Steel-framed houses can look just like stick-built houses. The drywall, the siding, the windows, and the doors are all standard building materials. You can build familiar styles -- Colonial, contemporary, or rustic. Of course if you want a steel house that looks like steel, that can be done too. Why Steel? After many years of putting up steel structures for general contractors,