Construction companies manage to deliver high-quality service to all of their clients not only by knowing the best methodologies and building principles; a great part of accomplishing this commitment is by using the topnotch building materials available in the market. When it comes to buying roofing materials, there’s a bounty of brands to choose from, but the one proving to be the brand that delivers on all its promises of durability, value for money, resilience and sustainability is Zincalume® steel, which is produced and distributed by industry leader Bluscope Steel.
This new generation steel was created to meet the evolving and growing demands of the industry dedicated to providing people impressive quality that’s completely cost-effective. Zincalume® steel’s patented ActivateTM technology introduces magnesium into the aluminium-zinc alloy coating which enhances galvanic protection by activating the aluminium. The result of this technology is a much tougher protective coating that’s more impervious to surface damage like scratches and scuffs which are commonly sustained during construction. It’s important to mention as well that the protective coating extends the lifespan of the steel, which basically means that even with minimal maintenance, there’ll be no need for fresh replacements for a significantly longer period (compared to other, more affordable brands of steel).
For those who are into green construction and are looking for a more eco-responsible steel to use for roofing and other applications, the next generation ZINCALUME® steel AM125 demonstrates a reduced environmental footprint in all of the 18 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) categories assessed. Studies reveal that over a 17-year period, more than 5,000 panels have been subjected to a variety of extensive laboratory and “real world” climatic condition tests and all these managed to prove that Zincalume® steel is remarkably more durable, resilient and one of the worthiest choices of steel to use for construction work.
Since the launch of the product in August of 2013, roofing applications utilising Zincalume® steel has been backed by an unbeatable warranty of up to 36 years, even for applications closer to marine environments which are highly prone to corrosion due to the density of the air, presence of salt and other acidic elements.
Zincalume® steel is made by Bluscope steel and it’s identified by its brand mark, which is imprinted on the steel. Check for the brand mark to be sure it meets AS1397, and the “deemed to satisfy” requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for roofing and walling applications. Specify correctly by name — ZINCALUME® steel AM125 — and secure quality for the construction project.