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Steel Lintels

Although a lintel is defined as a structural horizontal block that spans the space or opening between two vertical supports, lintels can also be curved.

And lintels-either straight or curved--can be used as load-bearing building components, as decorative architectural elements, or a combined ornamented/structural items often found over portals, doors, and windows.

Steel lintels often require curved members particularly for the top arch.  The most common steel sections used as lintels are angles, channels, beams and tubes.

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Capacity to Form Steel Lintels

Chicago Metal can roll every structural shape to create lintels from the smallest to the largest.

Lintels: Value-Added Services

It is common for Chicago Metal to weld landings onto the arches for ease of installation in the field.  These tabs usually have anchor holes in them.  Manufactured this way, the lintels can be shipped directly to the jobsite avoiding first sending them to the steel fabricator.Chicago Metal also provides extremely fast delivery--pickup in 1-2 days. Most material for steel lintels is stocked at the company.

Lintels: Applications 

Curved lintels are often an architectural feature valued for its appearance and structural support.  Arches constructed as far back as ancient Rome have proven to provide graceful yet enduring structures.

Chicago Metal Rolled Products provided curved members for 75 lintels in the Siegal residence, North America's largest single home. In this case, 6 x 6 x 3/8 square tubes were rolled to various radii including 30 parts to a very tight 3 foot radius-an example of minimum radius bending. The Orlando, Florida, residence consists of 88,000 square feet of conditioned space and over 800 tons of structural and miscellaneous steel fabrication and erection.

The Siegal home is an example where steel lintels are at once structural and ornamental.

Contact us for more information on curved members used for lintels.

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