Wick Buildings - Steel Hardness Matters

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Steel Hardness Matters

 

 

 

 

A common measure of steel strength is hardness. It’s like the difference between a hard candy and licorice of the about the same size…both are made primarily of sugar but one is much harder than the other and more apt to break your tooth! 

In post-frame construction there are several different types of steel available for exterior roof and sidewall steel. Some builders use a softer (30,000 PSI tensile strength) but slightly thicker 26-gauge steel – more akin to the licorice mentioned above. And some builders use slightly thinner 29-gauge full-hard steel (80,000 PSI hardness) which is more like the hard candy mentioned above.

What’s critical to understand is that the full-hard steel is twice as impact resistant as 30,000 PSI commercial-grade steel. You'll appreciate that when hail falls on the roof or the mower throws stones at the wall - fewer dents! Wick uses only full-hard steel, 82,000 PSI hardness or better for exterior wall and roof panels.

 

 

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Durable Steel and Paint

Full-hard steel, 82,000 PSI hardness or better. Twice as impact resistant as 30,000 PSI commercial-grade steel. You'll appreciate that when hail falls on the roof or the mower throws stones at the wall - less dents.

Exterior steel is G-90 galvanized. Compared to G-60 you'll get 50% more corrosion protection, so your Wick building will look great longer.

Akzo Nobel Ceram-a-Star 1050 paint. Warranted not to chip or crack for 40 years. Highly reflective for energy efficiency, which keeps your building much cooler on those hot summer days.

 

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