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Stainless Steel Corrosion – How to Avoid It
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Stainless steel is a popular choice of metal both in the home and the commercial sector because it provides a sleek contemporary look and is highly resistant to corrosion. That said, there are certain contaminants which can damage the protective layer of stainless steel fabrication components. By taking certain preventative measures to keep stainless steel items or components safe from exposure, you can avoid this happening. What causes stainless steel corrosion? There are several things that can cause corrosion. These include: Contact...

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Steel Roof – Should I Have One and What are the Benefits?
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If you’re a homeowner or a roofing contractor considering a steel roof, you should know that it’s a smart move to make. Whether you’re replacing an existing roof, covering an old worn shingle roof, or putting a roof on a new build, getting it right the first time is important. Steel roofs have grown in popularity over recent years and not without good reason. They’re attractive, strong, and eco-friendly. We’ve put together 10 advantages of choosing a metal roof for your property....

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Steel Fencing – 5 Compelling Reasons for Homeowners to Use It
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As a homeowner, it’s only natural that you would want to do whatever it takes to keep your family and home contents safe while simultaneously adding value to your property. Steel fencing has grown hugely in popularity over recent years and this is because of the many benefits it provides. If you’re having difficulty envisaging steel fencing around your property, we’ve put together 5 compelling reasons to install it. Durability – Timber fences may look rustic and charming but unless...

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hot vs cold rolled steel
Hot vs Cold Rolled Steel – What’s Right For My Project?
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We’re often asked by customers about the differences between hot vs cold rolled steel and what’s best. There are some rudimentary differences between hot and cold rolled steel and these relate to the way the steel is processed rather than the grade or specifications of each one. As its name suggests, hot rolled steel involves using high temperatures to roll the steel whereas cold steel involves cooling the steel and following this with annealing and/or tempers rolling. So, let’s...

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powder coating vs paint
Powder Coating vs Paint, which is Best?
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When it comes to surface finishing of a metal product, many people are undecided between powder coating vs paint. Which is best? We take a look at the pros and cons to help you decide on what’s best for your particular project. Both powder coating and wet paint contain additives, resins, and pigments. The main difference between them is solvent, or lack of it, in the case of powder coating. The solvent in wet pain works to keep all the other...

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stainless steel kitchens
Stainless Steel in Commercial Kitchens – Top Benefits
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Many homeowners choose stainless steel kitchens for its sleek gleaming looks. Stainless steel sinks, counters, and cabinets can look simply stunning in a modern home. Stainless steel is also widely used in commercial kitchens and there’s a good reason for that ….  several reasons, in fact. It can withstand high temperatures It’s highly durable It’s hygienic and safe for food preparation Stainless steel offers protection against corrosion and stains. It’s also durable, fireproof and easy to maintain because there’s no...

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stainless steel rust
Why Does Stainless Steel Rust on Occasions?
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While the name ‘stainless steel’ implies that it cannot stain or rust in any way, the truth of the matter is that stainless steel does rust in certain conditions, although not as badly or as quickly as conventional steel. Stainless steel comes with a built-in resistance to corrosion which is dependent upon the amount of chromium present. Without a reasonable amount of chrome near the top surface of the stainless steel, it renders it impossible to form a new layer...

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interesting facts about steel
20 Interesting Facts About Steel That Perhaps You Didn’t Know
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It’s hard to imagine life without steel. It’s everywhere we turn – in construction, in transport and in the home. That said, we’ve got 20 interesting facts about steel that you perhaps don’t know. So pull up a chair and have a quick read. Interesting facts about steel 1-5 Steel is the main material used to deliver renewable energy such as wind, hydro, and solar power. Steel is recyclable and can be recycled time and time again without losing its...

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steel stairs
Steel Stairs – 5 Compelling Benefits
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Stairs are a crucial element of any home or building for aesthetics and functionality. While choosing the design of your staircase is a fun part of the project, choosing the material also needs careful consideration. Steel stairs are a great choice for a staircase with reasons that go beyond aesthetics and functionality. Steel is immensely versatile with benefits for the environment and the consumer too. Take a look below at just some of the benefits of steel stairs. Creates a...

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interesting facts about stainless steel
5 Interesting Facts About Stainless Steel
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Have you ever given much thought to stainless steel? It’s a material that is invaluable. Just look around you and you’ll see it everywhere – in modern buildings, in cars, in your home, your office, and so much more. We thought it might be fun in this post to let you in on 4 interesting facts about stainless steel that you might not know. So, let’s dive in and take a look. A relative newcomer While iron has been around for...

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