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Manufacturing the Goods of Tomorrow

Hello, my name is Eric and this is my industrial and manufacturing blog. So many people seem to sit around using amazing products without stopping to think about where they came from. I know this because I used to be one of those people. However, all that changed when I visited my friend Steve. He is the general manager of a company which produces all kinds of cool goods. Steve invited me to his factory and production plant and I spent a few days there hanging out and learning all kinds of cool stuff. Since then I have been learning all I can about this topic.

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How to Use Sheet Metal in Your Tiny Home Construction

One of the advantages of a tiny home is the long-term financial savings and benefits. When you build, or consider building, a tiny home you may be considering the savings on rent or a large mortgage. One of the ways to save even more is to use scrap and used building resources for the tiny home construction. Sheet metal can fall under this category. Here are three ways to use sheet metal in your tiny home construction to help reduce building costs and give your tiny home a finished look.

Sheet Metal Countertops 

If you are looking at a way to give your kitchen area of your tiny home an upgraded look then sheet metal may be ideal. You can take the sheet metal and form it around your countertops. This will give you a tight fit and give you a stainless steel appearance. The sheet metal can be water sealed as well to prevent any damage from humidity or water. Keep in mind, you will need to use the appropriate epoxy to help adhere the sheet metal to the countertop base.

Shower Stall and Floor

The space for your shower area will likely be too small to get a prefabricated shower stall installed properly. You can create a suitable and sleek looking shower stall and floor with sheet metal. The sheet metal can be epoxied and sealed just like it would be for a countertop application. Once the epoxy has dried, you can use the shower stall as you normally would. You can also create patterns in the sheet metal and easily cut the sheet metal for a soap holder as well as the drainage and faucets.

Roofing and Guttering

One of the more common areas that people use sheet metal for their tiny home construction is with the roofing and guttering. Sheet metal can be an easy to apply roofing option that is lightweight and helps maintain the weight balance of the tiny home. Remember, most tiny homes that will be on the road will have to meet certain weight requirements. The roofing is one area where the weight of the overall tiny home can increase drastically. For this reason, you may find that sheet metal is the ideal option. The remaining metal can be used for guttering as well.

These are only three of the ways you can use scrap sheet metal in your tiny home construction. You can use it in other ways as well to give your home a unique look. If you think new or scrap sheet metal may work well with your tiny home build, consider contacting a sheet metal contractor or manufacturer for pricing and order.