The Value of Protective Coatings

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Homes are exposed to a variety of corrosive weather that can damage windows. Air that contains a high amount of moisture and salt increases the possibility of corrosion, especially in warm climates. A window protective coating creates a water-tight covering to protect surfaces from moisture, salt, and other corrosive substances such as air pollution. Coverings that have a UV blocking agent also prevent UV bonding or transfer, especially when using tapes and plastics.

 

Protect Metal from Corrosion

While metal in general carries the risk of becoming corroded, steel is particularly susceptible. Steel is often used in construction because it’s a very durable, long-lasting metal, but it’s also extremely prone to moisture damage. If window frames are constructed from steel, a protective coating is an easy preventative measure that protects the metal from being exposed to corrosion-causing moisture. Another metal commonly used for window frames is aluminum. Aluminum isn’t as prone to corrosion as steel, but it’s still a good idea to take precautionary measures. It is much easier and more cost-efficient to prevent corrosion than it is to reverse it, and its progression will eventually destroy the affected metal if it isn’t repaired.

 

Types of Corrosion

Corrosion can be basic, bimetallic, or environmental. Environmental corrosion most often occurs on structures located in coastal areas and in industrial or construction areas where there is more exposure to toxic emissions and pollutants. Placing a protective coating over exposed window frames is an effective way to prevent environmental factors from triggering the corrosion process, no matter where a structure is located.

 

Utilizing a window protective coating is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect metal frames from damaging corrosion. They save the time, money, and hassle of repairing corrosion once it’s started and help ensure that your project goes smoothly from start to finish.   

 

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