Making the right choice when it comes to roofing is one of the more important decisions when planning a building.
Consider for a moment what a roof really does- it adds that final touch, and provides protection from the elements. When it comes to making a roofing choice, what better than choice than Chromadek® colour coated steel roofing designed with enhanced paint system properties.
Chromadek Ultim® is the recently launched colour coated steel roofing solution for coastal applications suitable for roofing up to 400m from the High Water Mark (HWM). For roofing applications beyond the 5km range from the High Water Mark (HWM) the well-established Chromadek® brand provides a unique roofing solution designed in the versatile African Heritage colour range ideally suitable for near coast and inland applications. Most notably, Chromadek® remains a preferred choice in colour coated steel roofing while Chromadek Ultim® is becoming a recognised option for coastal roofing applications.
To give you an idea of what makes Chromadek® unique, think of cold rolled profiled flat steel sheet containing a unique corrosion barrier of galvanised zinc. Furthermore a colour coated layer of paint taken from the African Heritage colour range is added to the primer above the galvanised layer adding a unique identity and distinction to the preferred roofing choice. While the colour choice is left to you, Chromadek® adds the finishing touch in both form and function when you decide to put a steel colour coated steel over your head.
Unique benefits makes Chromadek® a preferred steel colour coated roofing solution
Total Solar Reflectance improved
While paint fading is part of the predictable lifecycle for a paint system tending toward its natural state the increased total solar reflectance (TSR) threshold for Chromadek® ensures that the fading will not occur prematurely. This guarantee is covered by the standard Chromadek® 10 year paint warranty.
Colour and Gloss retention improved
A prime example illustrating the enhancements made to Chromadek® can be seen in the colour and gloss retention for Traffic Green – a popular Chromadek® colour choice – after four years’ exposure at St Helena Bay on the West Coast of South Africa.
Enhanced Paint system stability
Chromadek® not only imparts aesthetic value but touches on sustainability as a roofing solution that offers building envelope durability. Here the roof coating is further defined through enhanced paint gloss and colour retention. The paint system enhancements now forms an integral part of the standard Chromadek® and Chromadek Ultim® warranty available on application.
Regional guidelines for Chromadek® and Chromadek Ultim®
Guidelines on the South African regional suitability of Chromadek® and Chromadek Ultim® are provided in Data sheet: C1.4 Availability and properties Chromadek® – Colour Coated Material for Roofing and Cladding Pre-painted hot-dip galvanised steel sheet available at www.chromadek.com.
The following datasheet extract provides guidelines on the regions for which Chromadek® and Chromadek Ultim® roofing is best suited. When making this choice Chromadek® and Chromadek Ultim® is a naturally preferred steel colour coated roofing solution for inland and coastal applications. For complete peace of mind adherence to the regional recommendations for Chromadek® and Chromadek Ultim® ensure that the longevity and maximum benefits of Chromadek®.
Warranty (in years) for Chromadek products according to regional application
Unique Chromadek® identification
Be sure to keep a lookout for the unique identification marking applied to all Chromadek® and Chromadek Ultim® products manufactured by ArcelorMittal South Africa, a proudly South African company.
The unique identification markings shown on Chromadek® and Chromadek® Ultim ensure full traceability of authentic Chromadek®.
Remember if it doesn’t say Chromadek® it’s not Chromadek®. Insist on your guarantee of quality to protect your roofing investment – one of the more important decisions you can make. Chromadek® embodies the strength of steel, making the subtle statement that steel is style rendering it a naturally preferred steel colour coated roofing choice ideally suited to South African climatic conditions supported by its made in South Africa heritage.