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C channels are a standardized channel section usually made from hot-rolled steel and used in industrial and commercial construction, as well as the building of machinery and equipment. Because of its versatility and smaller size, it’s also commonly used to create the box-like frame for automotive manufacturing. This also allows it to withstand flexing that could break I-beams or H-beams while reducing the weight of structures at the same time.

With locations throughout the Gulf Coast and Midwest, our warehouses can get you the steel channels you need, quickly and competitively priced. Fill out this form or call our team directly to get a fast and free quote for your next project.

C channel sizes and dimensions chart

Service Steel offers a wide variety of sizes for standard channels in any lengths you need. In addition, we offer full-service processing capabilities, such as saw cutting to the desired length or galvanizing for additional corrosion resistance.

See our full C Channel sizing chart here (for standard channels from 3″ to 15″).

Benefits of Standard Channels

Standard C channels offer several benefits and are a popular choice in various industries. The top advantages include:

  • Easy to fabricate and customize.
  • Has a high weight-to-strength ratio.
  • Depending on the coating or finish, it can be corrosion-resistant.
  • Due to its C-shape, it can support heavy loads where structural strength is critical.
  • C channel steel is easy to weld.

C Channel Applications

C channels are extremely versatile and due to their structural support qualities have many applications. Examples include:


Steel C channels, or standard channels, are structural steel profiles with a C-shaped cross section that have a wide web with two perpendicular flanges that join at right angles. They provide structural stability and support due to their strength and versatility.

C channels are incredibly versatile and depending on their size and steel type can be used for bridge decks, automotive frames, wall studs, rafters, door frames, and much more. Their strength and light weight make them an ideal choice for a variety of applications where I-beams or other large and bulky structural steel won’t fit.

C channels are measured by their dimensions, typically specifying width, depth, and thickness. For example, a designation like “C6x13” indicates a C-channel with a nominal depth of 6 inches and a weight of 13 pounds per foot.

See our full C Channel sizing chart here (for standard channels from 3″ to 15″) here.

C channels’ flanges have a sloped inside surface, while MC channels are flat.

Standard C channel prices can vary widely based on size, rendered services, market conditions, and other factors.

For more detailed pricing on carbon steel C channels, please contact one of our team members. Fill out this form or call our team directly to get a custom quote for your next project!