All steel products are susceptible to rusting when they come into contact with oxygen.
Rust can be stopped by hot dip galvanising as a lasting solution or by painting over the steel which provides a short term prevention.
Hot Dipped Galvanizing
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 we use on all of our sheds, it is proven to be the best and longest-lasting way to protect your steel.
This method can be more aesthetically appealing to some who prefer a colour to the silver triangular pattern that zinc coating creates. Coating paints can serve well to protect steel from high temperatures, insulating the steel from fire. However, paint coating has a 12-15 year lifetime and steel that is painted often becomes exposed to rust if the paint is scratched, chipped or dented before then.