Lifetime maintenance-free roofing system launched

by Tania Wannenburg
Lifetime maintenance free roofing system launched RHEINZINK

A second roofing system from Safintra, Saflok 410, is now also available in Rheinzink zinc alloy.

To answer the growing demand for long-lasting and maintenance-free roofing profiles and facade cladding, Safintra, a leading provider of world-class roofing systems, and Rheinzink, manufacturer of high-quality zinc alloy, have extended their partnership with a second Safintra roofing system, Saflok 410, now available at Rheinzink.

Saflok 410 is a concealed fix roof system designed for use on roof surfaces with a pitch as low as three degrees. It has been successfully tested by the CSIR for wind loading.

The concealed or under-sheet fastening method ensures that the sheet is not punctured with fasteners, and has no end laps, ensuring a leak-proof weather surface.

The system uses a patented clip to affix the sheets to the purlins from the underside. The clip provides a positively interlocking interface at every side lap to ensure optimal wind resistance. And the design of the clip enables the sheet to move over it during thermal expansion and contraction, making it the ideal choice for industrial and commercial buildings.

Corrosion-resistant roofing
The Safintra-Rheinzink partnership in South Africa began with the supply of Rheinzink coil to Safintra for its Classicorr corrugated roof sheeting. Rheinzink, which is pure zinc with defined additions of titanium and copper, and is not merely coated with zinc, as with galvanised steel. This allows for maximum structural integrity and a service life of 80-120 years, even in harsh seaside environments.

Sales of Classicorr with Rheinzink have recently increased markedly in line with greater appreciation of product qualities.

Safintra roll-forms metal sheeting for the most innovative design demands and challenging structural requirements, offering a wide variety of profiles to suit the full spectrum of client needs.

Safintra systems in Rheinzink are available nationally, allowing architects to satisfy the essential design considerations of durability, zero maintenance as well as energy use and sustainability both during the construction process and for life-cycle building costing.
Rheinzink carries top German and European quality certificates and the environment certificate AUB based on LCA (life cycle analysis) as well as “Cradle to Cradle” certification which is offered by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency in co-operation with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute of San Francisco. The agency’s task is to improve the quality and usefulness of materials, products and services to make a positive impact through eco-effective design.

Tel: 021 671 2600
Email: info@rheinzink.co.za
Website: www.rheinzink.co.za

Caption: Safintra’s Classicor Rheinzink roof sheeting was used for the restoration of the historic row of Donkin houses in Port Elizabeth.

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