When working in coastal environments or heavily polluted areas, you need to choose roofing products carefully. Severe conditions can corrode metal roofing at an accelerated rate and reduce the lifespan of the roof. It pays to do your homework and make sure that the roofing you choose will be able to withstand the conditions.
If you are working outside, in the sun, with sheetmetal, then you need to make sure your skin is safe, as well as the Colorbond. Some sunscreens can cause damage if it makes contact with the metal. Find out which sunscreens to avoid when you are at work.
Ladders are a simple and convenient piece of equipment, but using one comes with safety risks. Ladder falls call lead to serious injuries. Brush up on safe ladder use, especially if you’re planning to get up on the roof for a Christmas light project!
When working with sheetmetal, neutral cure silicone is the best choice to avoid metal corrosion and discoloring. Read more about the benefits of using neutral cure over acetoxy silicones, as well as curing times and working with silicone and painted surfaces.
To help you make sure your box gutter drainage systems meet VBA compliance, we’ve pulled together some points to consider including gradients, support structures, overflows, outlets and layouts for this technical bulletin.
Placing certain metals together can cause metal corrosion and reduce the lifespan of your metal work. Read our guidelines on roofing and drainage systems to make sure you use the right material for your project.
When you cut sheetmetal you create metal debris called swarf that can lead to rust stains on your sheetmetal products, or worse. If metal particles penetrate your coated sheetmetal, you can end up with premature metal corrosion. Read our tips on the best way to prevent swarf from damaging your sheetmetal.