Gleaming, gorgeous metals (sometimes referred to as “exotic” metals), can be a great choice for special construction projects. Exotic metals are a class of metals that are sustainable as well as durable and high-performance. These metals include stainless steel, titanium, zinc alloy, copper, and nickel based alloys and terne coated stainless steel. These metals are usually used in construction applications that include trim elements (both exterior and exterior) roofing, and the creation of wall panels.
The many facets of different exotic metals make it crucial for a designer to choose the right type of metal for a certain location and application. However, there are many different factors to consider.
Discerning How a Metal Will be Used
A building’s environment is a big factor in what type of metal should be used in its construction. Factors such as pollution, humidity, natural abrasives, ultraviolet exposure, and fire risk should all be considered when choosing a metal. The type of maintenance that can be expected should also be a practical consideration.
Stainless Steel is a popular choice for construction as it is very durable. It is also fire resistant and resists corrosion. Stainless steel can withstand extreme environments with little maintenance, and it is available in different grades that are geared for different settings.
Titanium is another popular exotic metal as it is sturdy and resistant to corrosion and fire. When properly prepared and installed, titanium can hold up beautifully even in places that are exposed to saltwater spray or close to deicing salt use. This metal will hold up well even in industrial buildings that have little to no regular maintenance.
Solid Zinc Alloy
A solid zinc alloy is another metal that holds up with great endurance even with very little maintenance. This metal also has the unique ability to hold up well in environments where moss and algae as well as fungus grow, as these natural organisms will not grow in the presence of zinc.
Though the term “exotic” may sound expensive, the reality is that the amazing endurance of these metals makes them a very wise choice budget-wise for a building project that is designed to last a long period of time in an extreme environment.
These metals represent a great value for the money spent in settings that call for durability and resistance to corrosion and wear.
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