As you’ve shopped around for your car, home or any major investment, you’ve probably noticed that not everything is created with the same quality. This is also true when you’re considering a steel building. At Hometown Sheds our steel buildings are made with Galvalume®. So, you probably ask, why does that matter to me?
Breaking It Down.
Galvanized steel refers to steel that has been coated with a layer of zinc to provide protection against corrosion. This coating creates a barrier between the steel and the outside environment. Zinc is resistant to corrosion which means that it helps prevent rust and other types of corrosion.
Galvalume® is s a type of steel that has been coated with a combination of aluminum and zinc, providing enhanced corrosion resistance. It is applied by using a coating of 55% aluminum, 43.5% zinc, and 1.5% silicon to the steel substrate. The steel is dipped in zinc through a hot dip process, prior to the baked enamel process.
Why is Galvalume® The Better Choice?
Galvalume® has improved corrosion resistance over galvanized steel. The aluminum in the coating provides a barrier protection to the steel while the zinc keeps it from corroding over time. This combination offers greater protection over traditional galvanized steel and results in a longer lifespan for the coated steel. Galvalume® also offers great heat resistance with its reflective properties, allowing the interior of your building to stay cooler. You can often find that Galvalume® is used in hurricane zones, areas with extremely high and low temperatures and with extreme weather conditions. It is much more durable than traditional steel and can last up to double the lifespan, too.
Looks matter, too! Galvalume® has a unique appearance with a silver-like metallic finish, which is often preferred for architectural and roofing applications.
The metal sheds and buildings at Hometown Sheds are all constructed using only the top quality, Galvalume® steel. This means that when you purchase your new building, you won’t need to worry about rust, corrosion and breakdown for decades (or more) to come.