About Roofinox stainless steel
Roofinox – The material
As a material for roofs and facades, Roofinox stainless steel is nothing less than the evolution of the building envelope. It has been specially developed for use on the building envelope, and it is unbeatable in terms of durability, practically maintenance-free and good for the environment – allowing you to live carefree for years and years. Roofinox stainless steel fulfills the highest aesthetic demands and retains its stunning look for generations.
Stainless steel is the material of choice for roofs in the European Alpine region because it best withstands the harsh weather here. It is not without reason that stainless steel is the most popular material in the Alpine Region.
After all, the demands are the highest at altitudes of 2,000 meters and above: storms, hail, ice, warm, dry alpine winds, snow and strong sunshine call for maximum performance. This is precisely what Roofinox stainless steel is made for.
This remarkable collection of positive properties explains the growing popularity of rust-free stainless steel as a material for back-ventilated facades and roof coverings. Roofinox stainless steel for drainage with eaves and gutters already has a long-standing tradition.
Roofinox – The epitome of durability
Roofinox stainless steel really is the epitome of durability – just think of the Chrysler Building’s famous pointed roof, which was finished in 1930 and still looks spectacular. The forerunner of Roofinox stainless steel was used here
Roofinox – The pinnacle of sustainability
Roofinox stainless steel even protects the environment while being produced: With the smallest CO2 footprint on the market and comprising of more than 85% recycled material, there is hardly another material with a smaller environmental footprint. The material itself is up to 100% recyclable by the end of its use, which reduces your impact on the next generation.
Roofinox stainless steel is the evolution of the building envelope. Like no other.
For those of you who want to know how Roofinox steel works:
Roofinox stainless steel is a rust-free stainless steel that
has been developed specifically for roofs and facades. This means it has certain properties that simplify processing on the building. For example, it is softer than standard stainless steel and easier to solder.
Roofinox’s corrosion resistance is due to a chemical reaction:
Because of the chromium content in the stainless steel alloy and in combination with oxygen in the air or even water, a wafer-thin passive layer forms on the surface.
This guards against aggressive substances and ensures that Roofinox stainless steel does not rust. And should it be damaged by external effects at any time, it quickly reforms from the matrix of the steel. Rust therefore doesn’t stand a chance. The corrosion resistance is primarily created by the chromium content. An increase in corrosion resistance can be achieved using nickel and molybdenum, but also other alloy elements. There are a large variety of rust-free stainless steels on the market today that are tailored to particular applications in very specific alloy variants.
If you have any questions about where to use which stainless steel, get in touch.
Roofinox has every relevant stainless steel type in its Portfolio.