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Steel Channel in Multiple Sizes

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What is steel channel?

Steel channel is a structural steel product that features a C-shaped cross section, with a vertical back called a web and two horizontal extensions called flanges at the top and bottom. It is light compared to products like I-beams, and weaker, though it offers more support than angle iron or flat bars, without much of an increase in weight.

It is often used as a structural component in buildings, as rafters, studs or cross-bracing, and it can also be used to create trailer frames, vehicle frames and other structures. It is both versatile and affordable. At Texas Iron & Metal, we carry a large variety of steel channel in prime grades, and often have it available in our less-than-prime and surplus inventories.

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Where can I buy c channel steel?

It is best to choose a local supplier who has a variety of steel channel sizes available. At Texas Iron & Metal, we offer steel channel in a range of sizes from 3 x 1.36 inches to 18 x 4.2 inches. They are available in a variety of thicknesses, and several lengths. We often have a choice of prime, less-than-prime or surplus steel channel in stock, and we can cut it to size, if required.

Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect steel channel for your project, and make pickup or delivery arrangements that suit your schedule.

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Can I get my purchase delivered?

We offer same-day or next-day delivery options on most orders, and if your order is $400 or more, we offer free delivery in the Houston area. Orders less than $400 will be charged according to the size of the order and the delivery location.

After you place your order, we can have it available to ship in as little as 30 minutes if no cutting is required, though we prefer at least a 1-2 hour notice. In some circumstances, we also offer after-hours service, available on request. Talk to our team at Texas Iron & Metal today for a free quote and more information about our delivery options.


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    Adding A Roof To My Cabin
    Needed C-Channel for Rafters

    Steven R.

    Date Published : 12 May, 2016

    “Texas Iron & Metal had several sizes of steel channel in stock, and their sales staff helped me determine which would be the best for by application. Great place to shop!”

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    Needed A Few Pieces of Steel Channel
    Staff was a Great Help

    Thomas D.

    Date Published : 14 May, 2016

    “Wanted to build a grill guard to stop the brush from killing my headlights. Your staff helped me find C-channel that would be perfect, and cut it to the size I needed, for free. Thanks!”

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What can steel channel be used for?

  • May 21, 2016
    Published by Texas Metal & Iron

    Steel channel is a versatile product, and can be used as the rafters in a light-duty roof, as studs or purlins in metal buildings, or as cross-bracing for walls or roofs. It can be used as the main frame supports in light-duty trailers, or as cross-members on heavy-duty trailers. It is often used to build custom vehicle frames, or as supports for other steel products. Other uses include fencing, furniture, frames, trailer tongues, bumpers, grill guards, gates and tracks for wheeled devices, like rolling gates. It is available in a variety of heights, widths and thicknesses, and is typically welded together or to other steel surfaces during assembly. Texas Iron and Metal offers a wide array of channel.

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