Maximising corrosion protection with profiled steel sheets

The great thing about profiled steel sheets is that they can be cut to size to suit all kinds of requirements. As a result they can be used in all manner of services and adapted to satisfy the specific dimensions.

The thing to remember with this kind of steel sheeting is that the sections are pre-coated to protect them against corrosion. This means the protective coats are added during manufacturing and are therefore in place when the products arrive on site. As a result you need to take great care in handling the profiled sheets to ensure the surface is not damaged as it can allow rusting.

As mentioned the sections can be cut to size when they arrive on site to ensure they are correct for installation. Sadly when they are cut they leave an unprotected edge that is not coated to protect it against corrosion. It is crucial you account for this or you can find the materials have a much shorter lifecycle than you had anticipated.

There are a number of ways you can protect the cut edges of profiled steel sheets. Using a protective coating can help, as can utilising flashings. With either option you should ensure there is no part of the sheet left exposed. An alternative is to overlap the sheets effectively so that moisture cannot find its way to the unprotected edges. A good tip is to keep the cut edges to an absolute minimum.

At Peter Wragge Supplies Ltd we have been handling and supplying pre-coated profiled steel sheets for many, many years and can offer useful tips about taking care in handling them. We are proud to offer this advice; it is just one way we go above and beyond to ensure we deliver the best service for our clients.

If you are looking for high quality steel sheeting and want to work with a UK based supplier with extensive knowledge of storing, cutting and installing the products we are the one for you. Please give us a call if you have any queries or would like to place an order.