Stainless steel is a widely-used material in roofing and cladding, popular with clients and architects alike because of its versatility, durability and low maintenance properties.

Famous examples of stainless steel-clad buildings include the New York’s Chrysler Building and London’s Thames Flood Barrier. Stainless Steel is available in a variety of finishes and textures and offers a broad visual appeal that can adapt to any design you have in mind, whatever the project’s complexity.

Why choose stainless steel?

  • Stainless steel has a 75 + year life expectancy with manufacturers offering material guarantees on their products.
  • It is low maintenance.
  • Stainless steel is one of the few non-ferrous metals that is suitable for installation in coastal environments.
  • Stainless steel is ranked A2 for its fire resistance.
  • If you are looking for an environmentally friendly metal material, stainless steel is 100% recyclable with a high recycled content.
  • This material will not become brittle in very cold temperatures.
  • In comparison to other non-ferrous metals, stainless steel is more economical. It is often used as a value engineered option in substitution of other more expensive metal materials.
  • Stainless steel has excellent resistance to thermal shock.
  • It is a material that will transform the appearance of new builds and renovations alike, bringing a modern edge to any design.

What to be aware of with Stainless Steel

  • Stainless steel is not entirely maintenance free. Occasional cleaning of stainless steel cladding is necessary to remove debris, build-up and to prevent corrosion.
  • There are other non-ferrous metals with longer life expectancies and manufacturer warranties.
  • If untreated, stainless steel is at risk of developing rust.
  • Stainless steel can sometimes cause a problem with glare from its shiny surface.
  • Make sure you choose a low glare stainless steel finish to prevent this.

If you are looking for stainless steel roofing and cladding contractors to slot into your construction plans, Varla’s skilled and experienced team can work around your requirements for the design and installation. Alternatively, we can guide you through the process, acting as the principal contractor for the entire roofing and cladding package.

Here are some recent examples of Stainless Steel cladding and roofing projects installed by Varla View All Projects +