Should I Sell My Steel Beams?

There are many reasons why you might find yourself with used or surplus steel beams that you no longer need. Sometimes, surplus structural beam is left over from another project, such as in instances where more beam was ordered than needed, or where scraps of pipe were left over from being cut. Similarly, beam that was deconstructed from a previous project might lead to an excess.

If you find yourself with extra steel beam on hand, there are many good reasons to sell it rather than hold onto it: you can make money, save storage space, and help other contractors who are looking to purchase used steel h-pile and wide flange beams.

Make Money Selling Steel Beam

There is a misconception that potential steel beam buyers (such as construction, marine, and oilfield contractors) are only interested in purchasing brand new structural steel beam. In truth, there is a substantial market for used and surplus steel beam, especially for contractors working on a budget. Furthermore, used steel beam is attractive to buyers because it does not need to be manufactured, and is therefore ready for immediate use. For each of these reasons, many potential buyers enter the market every day looking to purchase used steel beam. By listing your steel beam, you’ll have the chance to connect with these buyers.

Sell Your Steel Beam to Free Up Storage Space

Storage space is valuable and can sometimes be expensive to maintain, especially if you store your equipment on an offsite location. By selling your unneeded steel beam, you can free up storage space, saving money and resources.

Steel beams: wide flange, h-oile, and more

Sell Your Steel Beam to Help Other Contractors

Due to increasing steel prices, the demand for used steel beam has been steadily rising. When costs are high, buyers often look for alternative options, but due to the buyer-driven market, many are finding themselves without the materials needed to move forward on their projects. If you have unneeded steel beam that you plan to hold indefinitely in storage, it might be a wise decision to sell it now. Not only will you be able to take advantage of the hot steel market, but you will be helping out a contractor who could be relying on the purchase.

Common Sizes for Steel Beam

Steel beam is sold in a wide range of sizes. Some common sizes include:

  • W8: W8x18, W8x21, W8x24, W8x28, W8x31, W8x35, W8x40, W8x48, W8x58, W8x67

  • W10: W10x22, W10x26, W10x30, W10x33, W10x39, W10x45, W10x49, W10x54, W10x60, W10x68, W10x77, W10x88, W10x100, W10x112

  • W12: W12x26, W12x30, W12x35, W12x40, W12x45, W12x50, W12x53, W12x58 ,W12x65, W12x72, W12x79, W12x87, W12x96, W12x106, W26x120, W12x136, W12x152, W12x170, W12x190, W12x210, W12x230, W12x252

  • W14: W14x22, W14x26, W14x30, W14x34, W14x38, W14x43, W14x48, W14x53, W14x61, W14x68, W14x74, W14x82, W14x90, W14x99, W14x109, W14x120, W14x132, W14x145, W14x159, W14x176, W14x193, W14x211, W14x233, W14x257, W14x283

  • W16: W16x26, W16x31, W16x36, W16x40, W16x45, W16x50, W16x57, W16x67, W16x77, W16x89, W16x100

  • W18: W18x35, W18x40, W18x46, W18x50, W18x55, W18x60, W18x65, W18x71, W18x76, W18x86, W18x97, W18x106, W18x119, W18x130, W18x143, W18x158, W18x175, W18x192, W18x211, W18x234

  • W21: W21x44, W21x50, W21x57, W21x58, W21x55, W21x62, W21x68, W21x73, W21x83, W21x93, W21x101, W21x111, W21x122, W21x132, W21x147, W21x166, W21x182, W21x201, W21x223, W21x248, W21x275

  • W24: W24x55, W24x62, W24x68, W24x76, W24x84, W24x94, W24x103, W24x204, W24x117, W24x131, W24x146, W24x162, W24x176, W24x192, W24x207, W24x229

  • W27: W27x84, W27x94, W27x102, W27x114, W27x129, W27x146, W27x161, W27x178, W27x194

  • W30: W30x90, W30x99, W30x108, W30x116, W30x124, W30x132, W30x148

  • W33: W33x118, W33x130, W33x141, W33x152, W33x169

  • W36: W36x135, W36x150, W36x160, W36x170, W36x182, W36x194, W36x210, W36x232, W36x256

  • HP8: HP8x36

  • HP10: HP10x42, HP10x57

  • HP12: HP12x53, HP12x63, HP12x74, HP12x84, HP12x89, HP12x102, HP12x117

  • HP14: HP14x73, HP14x89, HP14x102, HP14x117

  • HP16: HP16x88, HP16x101, HP16x121, HP16x141, HP16x162, HP16x183



Eiffel Trading’s new and used structural steel inventory is well-priced and wide ranging! We offer new and used options of the following: wide flange beams, h-pile beams, steel plates, access trestle, pipe pile, sheet pile, and more.

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