Low-Maintenance Steel Home in Simi Valley Fights Bacteria
A new steel concept home completed earlier this month on a Simi Valley hillside northwest of Los Angeles fights germs while demonstrating the advantages of steel in residential construction.
The home features antimicrobial-coated steel from AK Coatings, a subsidiary of AK Steel, in appliances, ductwork, air handling equipment and architectural hardware.
The 11,000-square-foot home contains about 200,000 pounds of steel, including 35,000 pounds coated with the anti-germ compound, AgION™, which is incorporated into an epoxy- or polyester-based pigmented paint system that can be applied to steel coils in a range of materials and products.
Among the features of the showcase home: