what is cut edge corrosion?
When metal roof sheets are installed, the edge of the sheets (the cut-edge) is left exposed. Over time this rusts back and can completely rust through the sheets. This is cut-edge corrosion. We manufacture and install our CEC-Cote system that both strips the rusting oxidation process and repairs the sheets to allow up to 15 years further life span. When used under our Eurotec ME, this can be extended to 20 years which also repairs holes when reinforced.
INTERESTED IN CUT EDGE CORROSION?
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THE BENEFITS OF cut edge corrosion treatment
Here are a few reasons why investing in our Cut Edge Corrosion treatment is a long term beneficial solution to your commercial building needs.
Treats the rusted edge to metal sheets
Stops the rusting oxidisation process
Repairs the sheet for up to 15 years
Wont de-bond like a silicone based system
UV stable and Colour fast rapid curing product.
Cut edge corrosion occurs with plastisol metal sheets almost from day one. The sheets are cut to size to fit the building size and profile and can have as many as 4 exposed edges due to this process. Flash rusting initially takes place on the exposed edge which over time starts to eat into the sheet under the plastisol coating. The erosion of the sheet can vary in speed subject to the roof direction, pitch and location as salt and harsher conditions in coastal areas will speed up this process even further.
Sheets need to be cut to length and holes cut into the roof to house vents and roof lights etc, these can’t be avoided and are often the first areas to corrode. These can be coated at install time, but this not usually seen as a cost-effective measure.
The sheets will rust higher and higher and to the point where structural integrity is lost and will not just allow water ingress but require a complete new roof.
We have systems that can bridge and restructure sheets as long as the corrosion has not gone beyond the over lapped junction. A simple survey can tell if this is the case or not.
We can repair the sheets and stop the oxidisation of the rusting process too. We can even coat the whole roof going over the repairs to make the roof better than the original, if this is of interest, see our metal encapsulation system.
Feel free to give us a call to see how any of the above services might service your commercial property needs.