Wasatch Steel is a top provider of steel services across Utah, and we service numerous different types and classifications of steel. In particular, we provide steel created through both the common temperature-related processes: Hot rolled and cold rolled steel.
Both types of steel have their benefits and drawbacks, and it often depends on which type of project you’re looking to complete. Let’s look at the pros and cons of hot rolled steel, and how it might fit your next project.
What is It?
When steel is rolled out into a coil, it’s done at a varying range of temperatures. Often these are very high temperatures – anything over room temperature technically qualifies as “hot rolled” steel, though most of what you’ll see in this classification refers to steel heated up to at least 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes the steel relatively malleable compared with cold rolled steel, and there are several other differences as well.
There are a couple specific benefits offered by hot rolled steel:
There are also a few drawbacks to some project situations that you’ll want to be aware of with hot rolled steel:
Ready to learn more about the forms of temperature used in steel creation, or any of our other steel services? Speak to the experts at Wasatch Steel today.