Galvanized Metal Roofing
Alpine Sheet Metal Systems install Galvanized Metal Roofing. Galvanized Metal Roofing coatings are the traditional rust prevention method used in the metal industry. This coating uses rust-inhibiting zinc, which protects the steel core from corrosion at the panel’s edges and any surface cracks or scratches. The thicker the layer of zinc, the longer you have before it corrodes away and exposes the steel substrate.
Galvalume: Some manufacturers offer a rust-blocking coating called Galvalume, which mixes aluminum and zinc. Aluminum is highly resistant to corrosion. The aluminum will stop any rust that may occur in the zinc, and the steel will remain intact. After a small amount of edge-rust, Galvalume offers up to four times the protection of comparable options.
Galvanized metal is a form of steel that has a thin coating of zinc oxide. Acting as a barrier between steel and the atmosphere, zinc protects corrosive substances from reacting with metal, which can cause it to weaken over time. Zinc also acts as a “sacrificial anode”—meaning even if the zinc coating is damaged in some way, the remaining zinc will protect the metal. Tin, on the other hand, resists corrosion from water but can be attacked by acids and alkalis.
Tin can’t be galvanized but is sometimes alloyed with other metals to prevent corrosion. Tinplate is a process of coating a thin sheet of steel by dipping it in molten metal or by electrolyte deposition, to create a strong, formidable metal that is both noncorrosive and nontoxic. Our roofing experts can advise on the best metal roofing system for your needs. Call us for a consultation 972-55-Metal.
Galvanized Sheet metal has many uses in industrial and architectural metal fabrication, especially for metal products designed for outdoor use or any product that will be exposed to corrosive effects. Galvanized steel is frequently used as a building material because it provides strong support that requires a lower foundation load, and galvanized metal roofing can withstand extreme weather. Talk to the roofing experts at Alpine Sheet Metal Systems for all your Galvanized Metal Roofing needs.