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Super tips on using Galvanized steel

Galvanization is considered to be the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel, this method helps to prevent rusting in the long run. The most common method in sheet metal fabrication shops is hot-dip galvanizing, by which parts are submerged in a bath of molten zinc.

Hot-dipping galvanizing deposits a thick and robust layer of zinc iron alloys on the surface of steel which provides a protective layer.

This protection occurs in three different ways:

  • The zinc coating, when intact, prevents corrosive substances from reaching the underlying steel or iron.
  • It acts as a sacrificial terminal, which is the main component of a galvanic cathodic protection (CP) system used to protect buried or submerged metal from corrosion. This means that if the coating is scratched, the exposed steel or iron will be protected by the remaining zinc.
  • The zinc protects its base metal by corroding before iron.

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Questions you should ask before making a steel sheeting purchase

Sheet steel is one of the construction industry’s mainstays. Prized for its versatility and strength, it is used literally everywhere from roofing and cladding to appliances, ducting and truck bodies. This means that there are dozens of steel sheet products out there, and while plenty of quality steel sheeting is available, there are a few questions all buyers should ask before making a purchase.

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Proven ways to maintain your Steel Buildings

One of the advantages to owning a steel building is the ease of maintaining your structure. Because of their durability and ability to withstand the elements steel structures need very little maintenance and few repairs. If you invest a little time into properly taking care of your building it will easily withstand the test of time.

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Amazing Advantages of using Chromadek

Chromadek refers to a range of color coated sheets manufactured by ArcelorMittal in South Africa. The sheets are created through a series of procedures to create a color-based sheet. The primer and epoxy coated sheeting come in various colors and can be formed into a number of profile forms.

This building material has been a favorite under construction workers and architects due to its versatility, aesthetic appeal and the great protection it offers against harsh elements.
Allow VIP Construction to share with you a few reasons why you should consider choosing Chromadek

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Benefits of using Chromadek Sheeting for Road signs and other signage exposed to the elements

There are many reasons to use Chromadek Sheeting instead of Galvanised or Aluminum Sheeting. After my conversation with a 65-year-old sign-maker who works with these materials on a daily basis my point of view has changed. He highlighted a handful of practical yet great reasons to jump on the Chromadek bandwagon.

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