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What is the difference between I-Beams and W-beams?

Both beams are types of joists that are made from structural steel. Steel beams are often used in construction to ensure that a structure will be physically sound.
The shape of the I-beam strongly resembles a capital "I," which is where the I-beam gets its name. The I-beam comes in only minimal weights per foot.
While the W-beam is still a wide flange steel beam, it comes in as many as 15 different weights per foot. This allows engineers to design projects at minimal cost but maximum support. With more options in the weight of the beam, the engineers have more choice on various sections they can design around.

Where can I buy steel beams?

Interested in buying steel beams? Call C. Henry Steel for more information, inventory and up-to-date pricing. C. Henry Steel is a Midwest located steel supplier, carrying inventory from sheets, steel rod, angle iron, pipes and beams as well as everything in between. C. Henry Steel has worked hard to develop relationships with premier suppliers and supplies steel for less than mill pricing.
Not in the Midwest? No problem. C. Henry Steel provides steel to the majority of the United States, even in Canada. No order is too large or too small for C. Henry Steel. Call today to find out what C. Henry Steel can do to meet your steel product needs.
 

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