P A I N T E D S T E E L
ABOUT Painted STEEL
Our Cold-Rolled Galvanized Steel is a material that provides a durable and corrosion resistant solution to your building needs. Encompassing a wide variety of steel window and door framing configurations, this practical solution offers aesthetic flair and uniqueness to your space. Both timely and traditional, this modern architectural development meets the requirements of the most meticulous Designers and Architectural professionals in the business, and is the number one choice for an intricate and decorative space.
Our Painted Steel option comes coated with your selection of any of our numerous RAL colors or a custom color of your own applied as a brilliant and durable powder coat.
“A combination of Competence, Simplicity & Creativity.”
AVAILABLE FRAME OPTIONS
- Thermally Broken
- Ability to create exponentially larger openings — thus utilizing more glass while maintaining a sound and solid structure.
- 3 times higher Ultimate Yield Strength (UYS) than aluminum.
- 4.76 times less thermally conductive than aluminum. [205 W/(m K) vs. 43 W/(m K)]
- 100% Recyclable — one of the world’s most recycled materials.
- Low coefficient of thermal expansion.
- Narrow and sleek lines of sight.
- Extensive traditional and contemporary schemes.
- Longest lasting, and most color-durable quality finishes.
- Powder Coating is 7-10 times stronger than traditional painting methods.
Material & transformation
Galvanized Steel is no ordinary iron alloy. The transformation of basic steel to galvanized steel occurs through what is known as the Sendzimir system. Within this process, the raw steel is dipped and coated in zinc oxide. This chemical bond provides a corrosion resistant finish, making it a tough, long lasting option for all of your structural desires. Unlike most other materials used in the window and door market today, steel greatly extends our design capabilities and allows us to fabricate larger, stronger and more slender products. With TBS USA, architects and designers are given a nearly limitless scope of glass sizing and fitting possibilities because steel guarantees thin, sleek profiles that no other material can compare to.
Painting Process & Finish
Once fabrication has concluded and the dust settles, the frames are painted to match our client’s desired color. To do this, we provide countless standard RAL colors to choose from – promising a perfect fit time after time. Click the link below for a downloadable PDF of our RAL Color Chart.
What is Powder Coating? The process of creating a powder coat involves combining finely ground particles of pigment and resin. This mixture is then electrostatically sprayed onto the prepared steel surface. Next, the charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded steel surfaces until heat is added to the powder—fusing it into a smooth, tough, protective coating. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality and aesthetically pleasing finish.
Why Powder Coating? Our powder coat paint process creates a harder finish that is tougher than any conventional paint. In fact, it is 7 to 10 times stronger than traditional painting methods utilized in the market today. It provides the most economical, longest lasting and most color-durable quality finishes. This is because powder coated surfaces resist scratching, chipping, UV damage and normal wear better than other finishes. The color quality of powder coated finishes will also not diminish – or fade – in their color vibrant or brightness over time like other paint finishes.
cleaning & maintenance
Galvanized Powder Coated Steel requires varying cleaning methods depending on its environment. For surfaces that are frequently exposed to rain, cleaning once or twice a year with common household cleaner will do. The more the contact the material has with dirt and salt, the more regular the maintenance should be. The most recommended form of cleaning is with a moist cloth or sponge and mild detergent (pH between 5 and 8) diluted with water. As with all of our finishes, avoiding acidic solvents is key to preserving the material.
For more information regarding our Powder Coated Galvanized Steel, please contact us.