Environment and recyclability
- Stainless steel is a « green material » par excellence and is infinitely recyclable and recycled. Within the construction sector, its actual recovery rate is close to 100%.
- It is unchangeable and totally inert with regard to the environment : in contact with elements such as water, it does not release compounds which could modify the composition.
- Stainless steel’s longevity fulfils the requirements of sustainable construction.
- Cost levels of stainless steel transformation are comparable with other metals traditionally used.
- The cost of stainless steel roofing enables an excellent quality versus price ratio to be achieved in construction.
- Choosing stainless steel offers a long-term guarantee.
- Stainless steel is corrosion resistant, thanks to its passive layer, which allows its use in various atmospheric environments, even the most severe.
- Stainless steel has a high strength resistance and an excellent resistance to thermal shock.
- Stainless steel is ranked A2s1d0 for fire resistance with no toxic fume emissivity.
- No embrittlement of stainless steel in very cold weather.
- On site machinery used for implementation of stainless steel is the same as for other materials.
- Stainless steel solders easily.
- Stainless steel can be worked in winter temperatures, which allows a longer laying period.
- Stainless steel is suited to all styles of roofing (batten rolls, standing seams, self-supporting trays), both new build and renovation projects.
- It allows architectural creation, design and the realisation of complex shapes.
- It combines easily with other materials (glass, wood, concrete…).
- A low thermal expansion coefficient allows the manufacture of continuous lengths of up to 20m in a single run.