What’s the difference?
Although both barns are made of three different segments, the centre segment of the American-style barn is raised, while the Australian-style barn is not.
American Style Barns
This style of barn has a raised centre, creating the space inside seem more open. The exterior looks more complex and interesting than an Australian style barn.
Australian style barns have a single roofline. They tend to look more simple and modest than an American-style barn. They are also often smaller, but can be built at any size.
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Central Bullet – March 2018
Why Hot-Dipped Galvanised Steel Is Better Than Painted Steel
All steel products are susceptible to rusting when they come into contact with oxygen.
Rust can be prevented by painting over the steel or by hot dip galvanising.
Hot Dipped Galvanising
This is the process of immersing steel into molten zinc to coat it. Zinc bonds with the steel to form an anti-rusting and anti-corrosive coating. Hot dipped galvanised steel is used for many different functions including roofing, automotive parts and heating and cooling conduction systems.
The coating has a lifetime of over 50 years in most weather conditions and requires hardly any maintenance.
Hot dip galvanising is the process Central Steel Build use on all of our sheds at no cost to the client. It is the best and longest-lasting way to protect your steel.
Many people consider this method more aesthetically appealing than the silver triangular pattern that zinc coating creates.
Coating paints work well in protecting from high temperatures and insulating the steel from fire. However paint coating has a 12-15 year lifetime especially where the steel is exposed to rust when the paint is scratched, chipped or dented.
Just look at the images above and you will see why we recommend hot dip galvanising over paint coating, especially in corrosive environments like coastal regions or buildings used for intense animal husbandry.