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Stainless Steel Used for Building Exteriors

As a well-established stainless steel supplier in the Perth area, we have created a lot of different stainless steel solutions for a lot of different industries. For example, it is well-known that the medical, hospitality and mining industries use a lot of stainless steel.

Stainless Steel Used for Building Exteriors

Some may even know that retail shops and mechanical facilities use a lot of stainless steel, but here’s one you may not know about: stainless steel is also used on many building exteriors.

Why Stainless Steel is Used for Building Exteriors

Stainless steel has some properties that make it perfect as an exterior building material. It is non-corrosive and resistant to rust. When the surface is compromised, the chromium contained in stainless steel reacts with oxygen present in the air to maintain surface integrity, qualifying stainless steel to be called “self-repairing.”

Stainless steel is also easy to keep clean. It is so smooth that organic material doesn’t tend to stick to it. It is non-porous, leaving no spaces for fungi, bacteria and viruses to colonise. If dirt collects on exterior stainless steel, it is washed away by rain. If it needs to be cleaned, water with soap or vinegar can be used to clean it thoroughly and restores its original appearance.

The Aesthetics of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is smooth, shiny and reflective. It can be polished until it is shiny like a mirror or it can be “dulled” a bit to tone down its shine. Whatever the case, it blends in perfectly with its surroundings. It can reflect a red sky or a golden one. It can reflect trees or other buildings. Stainless steel is almost chameleon-like; it can blend in with most surroundings because it takes on the colours of its surroundings.

Strong and Durable

Stainless steel is so strong and durable that it can even be used as a structural element in some buildings.

Call Us Today

If you have a building that may look good with a stainless steel exterior, call Western Stainless Solutions today: 1300 794 647.