This class will introduce basic metallurgical properties of steels with an emphasis on steels related to the chimney and venting industry. The class will focus on different types of stainless steel and their unique properties. Properties of metals such as tensile strength, melting point, specific heat, elongation, expansion, and corrosion resistance will be introduced in a manner that will allow everyone to get a basic understanding of these metallurgical properties. The class will also review material certifications and testing. Non stainless metals discussed during the class will include galvanneal, galvanized, galvalume, and mild steel. The class will be provided with hand-outs and material samples will be used to facilitate learning.