Stainless steel , an aloy was developed early this century, the discovery of its properties was claimed by several people in the late nineteenth century. It was used in architecture as early as 1930 for the roof of the Chrysler Building in New York.
The life span of the great majority of metal roofs is eventually terminated by fatigue failure or a combination of corrosion and fatigue. Stainless steel as a roofing material has been used for over 70 years and the known behaviour patterns of Stainless steel , particularly its high mechanical strength combined with its corrosion resistance, indicate a long weatherproof lifespan of more than 100 years.
• are highly decorative
• offer excellent insulating properties
• are extremely durable and resistant to corrosion from weathering
• have a high strength-to-weight ratio
• offer good formability
• are an environmentally-responsible choice Ideal for roofing and cladding, interior design and sun protection: aluminium ensures safe, high-quality buildings, which are pleasant to look at for decades.