Benefits of Stainless Steel
Benefits of Stainless Steel
Stainless-steel is widely known for being a high quality material for numerous reasons. First, we should quickly examine the name “stainless steel” and how it got its name in the first place. Stainless steel has an invisible layer of chromium oxide that helps protect it from staining, corrosion, and other wearing effects. This means that stainless steel consistently looks fantastic in all situations, and will not lose its visual appeal over time nearly as quickly as other materials will.
Another notable advantage that stainless steel has, is its strength-to-weight advantage over other materials. Also, because of the ability to resist corrosion, heat damage, and chemical damage, stainless-steel’s high strength duplex grades provide even more strength, and allow for an overall reduced thickness to provide a cleaner looking appearance This also reduces the cost to purchase stainless steel since there’s less material needed. For the environmentally conscious, stainless steel is an exceptionally green material; it is fully recyclable and Eco-friendly, meaning that you will not only be choosing a quality product that is good for your residence or business when you invest into the resilient material, but you will also be choosing a product that is good for the rest of the planet’s well being as well.
We outline the benefits of Stainless Steel in more detail below:
Fire and heat resistant
Stainless steel has special high chromium and nickel allowed grades which resist scaling and retain their strength at extremely high temperatures.
Lower and higher alloyed grades of stainless steel resist corrosion, so that you can feel comfortable no matter what kind of outdoor environment that your home resides in, or corrosive substances that may be around.
A high level of toughness is appreciated when it comes to stainless steel, even when the temperatures rise to high heats or fall to well below freezing, this material is very well suited to cryogenic applications.
Aesthetically pleasing to the eye
The surface of stainless steel is bright, there are a few different finishes available to choose from, and the material offers a modern look and is attractive visually. We have many designs, colours, and styles to choose from to be able to effectively match up your home or property’s appearance, so your stainless steel railing, fence, or gate fits in seamlessly to your current surroundings.
Cleaning and hygiene
The ease of cleaning and maintaining stainless steel makes it a top choice to use within the home, and where hygiene is very important in places such as hospitals, food plants, and kitchens you will often see this material used. The material is also unaffected by micro-organisms which makes it even more desirable.
Eco-friendly for the planet
As much as 50 percent of all new stainless steel that is manufactured in North America is made from remelted scrap metal. And it’s an amazing fact that stainless steel is 100% recyclable! In today’s environmentally responsible world, these two important factors make stainless steel a highly honourable option for Eco-friendly construction projects.
Strength to weight advantage
Because of the work hardening property of austenitic grades, this results in a significant strengthening of the material from cold working alone, and the high strength duplex grades allow reduced material thickness over conventional grades.
Long term value
When you factor in the costs of maintenance over the long term, because stainless steel has very little if any cost at all when it comes to upkeep, the material is most often the least expensive material option available to use whether you want a railing, fence, gate, or another similar structure. The cost may seem high initially, but dividends on the sound investment are paid out in spades over time.
Simplicity of fabrication
With today’s modern steel making techniques, stainless steel can be easily cut, welded, formed, and fabricated.