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EPDM roofing has a bad name. Agree?

August 5, 2022

In this article we explore EDPM roofing and why it might be worth a second chance. Prevalence of online supplies, DIYers and…

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Understanding Cut Edge Corrosion and Its Impact

February 11, 2022

Cut edge corrosion attacks metal sheets. During the manufacture of metal cladding, a plastic coating (Plastisol) is added to the corrugated metal…

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Cut Edge Corrosion of Industrial Roof

Types of Metal Roofing and the Advantages and Disadvantages

December 9, 2021

When it comes to selecting the right metal roofing for your commercial or industrial building, you are spoilt for choice. To help…

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How to assess if an aged metal roof is suitable to recoat.

February 5, 2021

Metal roofing and cladding sheets can be protected indefinitely if correctly maintained, but advanced coating failure often spells expensive replacement of roof sheets. This article is …

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What is a Rust Inhibiting Primer?

September 5, 2020

Rust inhibiting primers help to slow the future formation of rust if a corrosion resistant coating system is damaged. The term ‘rust inhibiting’ is normally used to describe primers that contain Zinc or Zinc Phosphate….

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What is Concrete Carbonation and how is it treated?

July 17, 2019

Concrete carbonation causes embedded steel reinforcements to corrode, with the resulting expansion cracking and weakening the concrete. It commences as soon as concrete is exposed to the atmosphere, …

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Combatting metal corrosion in Coastal Environments – an explanation for Building Owners and Surveyors.

February 5, 2018

The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA) define a “coastal environment” as the area extending to a minimum of 1km from the shore or edge of tidal water. This may …

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