The Do’s and Don’ts of Maintaining Chromadek

What is Chromadek? Chromadek is Mittal Steel South Africa’s trade name for a range of colour coated sheet products. It is produced by coating sheet on a sophisticated coil coating line, where steel substrate surfaces are thoroughly chemically cleaned before a primer coat is applied to either one or both sides of the sheet. After elevated temperature curing, the top …

What is Concealed fix Roofing

Concealed- Fixing also known as a secret fix, is designed for very low-pitched roofs. Due to clips under the sheet holding it down, the sheet is not punctured with fasteners and therefore remains completely watertight even at a very low slope. According to Metal Performing Technology, Concealed Fixing is a method where the roofing sheets are fixed to the purlins …

Benefits of using corrugated metal sheets

These days’ homeowners are opting to corrugated roofing due to the many advantages they offer. Even though roof tiles are more aesthetically pleasing when compared to corrugated roofing material, people are now opting for innovative materials for their homes. Corrugated metal roofing sheets is the finest option for people looking for roofing sheets with steep slopes to get rid of …

Why Galvanised Steel?

As life continues to be innovative, traditional methods to create products must also keep up and improve. Gone are the days where people were easily satisfied with the simplicity of small homes, brick roads and buildings that are few floors tall. These days people want mansion sized homes, bridges that stretch over rivers and buildings reaching the clouds. With such …

JCP Roofing Blog 5 Factors to consider when choosing roofing materials

Your roof is a fundamental element of your business as well as your home, which is why you must do your research and make sure you make the right choices in your building process. Remember a roof will last for decades, so you want to make sure you are getting the best kind of roofing system. Style, functionality and performance …

JCP Roofing Blog How To Paint A Galvanised Roof

Firstly, let us look at what galvanised iron is; According to Fired Earth, galvanised iron is steel that has been dipped into molten zinc metal; this surges the corrosion resistance of the steel. The resulting material has a bright silver colour and is highly resilient to red rusting. Old galvanised iron may lose the protective zinc the surface coating and red …

JCP Roofing Blog What is Swarf, and what to do about it.

Swarf exists when cutting or drilling occurs on any metal, and produce fine metallic filings. On response to oxygen and water, steel swarf will rustinstantly; this creates a stain that is regularly confused with rusting of the substrate. Metal cladding and pre-painted steel coating damage is avoidable however it is the consequence of poor fixing practice or can be the consequence …

What Different Types of Steel Sheeting are there for Roofing?

Steel sheeting is a popular material for roofing, used in multiple applications around the world. It is a common feature of industrial buildings such as warehouses and factories, as well as office blocks, residential homes and even structures like carports. Steel sheeting is so widely used because it is strong, durable, light and easy to work with, as well as …

JCP Roofing Blog The Pros and Cons of the Different Roofing Profiles

When it comes to steel sheeting for roofs, there are three major profiles used around the world. Known as Corrugated, Wide Span and Inverted Box Rib (IBR), these roofing profiles all have their own pros and cons and differ when it comes to coverage, strength and shape. In this article, we look at what these pros and cons are, to …

Myth Busting: Will a Metal Roof be Noisy on My Home?

Many first-time buyers of metal roofs are worried that their choice will result in a lot of noise, and wonder whether the benefits offered by materials like steel (which is durable, economical and environmentally-friendly) outweigh “the sound factor”. You’ve probably been under one of the old tin roofs that still cover many barns, sheds and houses in South Africa, and …