Why Coatings of Metal Building Kits Matter for Commercial Projects

Why Coatings of Metal Building Kits Matter for Commercial Projects

Advancements in technology are allowing metal building kits to use a wider array of vibrant colours that won’t fade.

When it comes to metal building kits for commercial application, colour matters (a lot). The days when these types of buildings used to be drab and undistinguished are long gone.

This is due in large part to the fact that there are so many more options when designing pre-engineered steel buildings. Owners no longer have to settle for a building exterior that’s dull and unwelcoming. In addition to an array of colour coatings, you can also choose from an assortment of:

  • Trims
  • Accents
  • Windows
  • Skylights
  • Roof types (peaked, single slope etc.) 

Protection from the Elements

One of the biggest concerns with choosing a vibrantly coloured exterior for steel building kits was sun exposure. Harmful UV rays can degrade the pigments used to colour metal panels, causing them to fade and chalk over time. You can see similar effects on older models of vehicles that have a hazy appearance to their paint job. 

Bright colours, in particular, were quite susceptible to this degradation. However, advancements in coating technology are enabling manufacturers of metal buildings to utilize a wider array of colours that can withstand the elements to create commercial buildings that make a statement. 

How Coatings Work

The panelling of metal building kits is typically coated with a combination of:

  • Resin
  • Pigment
  • Solvent
  • Other additives

The resin serves as a binder, giving the pigment a greater ability to adhere to the metal surface. Used in conjunction with solvent and additives, manufacturers can create coatings that impart different effects and perform better in certain applications and colour selections.

In general, today’s advanced coatings can greatly enhance the surface properties of metal material, including: 

  • Adhesion
  • Aesthetics
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Scratch resistance

Set Your Commercial Building Apart

With a wide range of colour choices and exterior finishes to choose from, it gives commercial building designers flexibility to create truly unique steel buildings for their clients. In turn, this allowing commercial businesses an opportunity to market themselves with buildings that:

  • Stand apart
  • Capture attention
  • Reflect your brand
  • Create a positive work setting

Maintain Appearances

In addition to looking great, the coatings on steel building kits last longer than ever, and they require minimal maintenance. Where other exterior finishes such as wood require constant upkeep, the coatings on metal buildings withstand the test of time.

This allows you to spend more time doing what you do best, rather than cleaning or repairing your facility. This is one of the primary reasons pre-engineered steel buildings are perfectly suited for a wide array of commercial and industrial applications:

  • Warehouses
  • Hangars
  • Shops
  • Retail stores
  • Manufacturing

And it doesn’t really matter what size of commercial operation you run because metal buildings can be scaled and customized to meet almost any requirement. To learn more about this, read our post: Why Pre-Engineered Buildings Work for Commerical businesses of All Sizes.

Metal building kits are a great option for businesses looking to replace, expand or upgrade an ageing commercial facility. Call the experts at Metal Structure Concepts to discuss how we can help with your project.