Jan 2017

Do Steel Buildings Rust - Steel Building Rust Guide

Do Steel Buildings Rust or are they Rust Resistant?

Your Steel Buildings Rust is a concern when left untreated. Every Steel Building is prone to rust over time. The type of rust on your building is what determines the life of your metal building.  As we all know, rust is another name for iron oxide, which occurs when iron or an alloy that contains iron, like steel, is exposed to oxygen and moisture for a long period of time. Over time, the oxygen combines with the metal at an atomic level, forming a new compound called an oxide and weakening the bonds of the metal itself.

What Should I Be Worried About When It Comes To Rust?

  • Surface Rust – Your Steel Buildings Rust is not an issue most of the time.  Referred to as surface rust, this type of rust usually appears in areas not treated for rust resistance.  A Quick sanding and priming of the problem area should fix that rust issue.  The problem quickly is usually taken care of quickly  and you will not have to ever touch it again.
  • Perforated Steel Buildings Rust  – These are holes or major degradation of the steel.  These form when your steel is not treated properly. It also usually form when the protective film or outer layers have been damaged or punctured in some way.  Steel Buildings Rust with Major Degradation is usually because the steel has been left exposed to air and moisture for long periods of time.  As long as the perforation is not deep or structural, this type of rust can usually be easily fixed fairly quickly.
Steel Building
Steel Building

Do Safeway Steel Buildings Rust?

We would be lying to say that our building never rust, but we treat many of our buildings so well that we can offer a 35 Year Minimum warranty for rust perforation.  This ensures that our buildings will stand strong even after the warranty is worn out. The reality is many of our buildings will outlive their original owners and probably a few more after that.

Are Safeway Steel Buildings better then other companies when it comes to rust resistance?

We like to think so.  Everything from our state of the art manufacturing process, to the coatings used to prevent rusting.  All ensure a High Quality Metal Building from start to finish.  We pride ourselves not only in the design of your building, but also the manufacturing of your Metal Building as well.  With over 20+ years in the steel building industry Safeway Steel Buildings is a leader in the industry.

How Can I prevent Rust From Forming?

One of the best ways is to run yearly through checks on the all the metal building components if you have access to them.  You can simply sand down any problems spots and prime it with a rust resistant primer.  Since rust is a natural process there is no perfect way to prevent it, but with continued maintenance your building will continue to look brand new, year after year.

Where Can I Learn More About Corrosion of Steel?

Corrosion Of Structural Steel

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