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.