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Definition of Galvalume® [In Under 100 Words]

The use of Galvalume® in the construction industry is growing in popularity because of it's superior corrosion resistance. Learn the true definition of this metal material here.


What is Galvalume®?

Galvalume is a metal material that begins as a carbon steel base that is continuously hot-dipped with aluminum and zinc alloys until it reaches a coating consisting of 55% aluminum, 43.4% zinc, and 1.6% silicone. 

Founded in the 1970s by Bethlehem Steel, Galvalume combines the corrosion resistance of the coating alloys and the strength of steel, making it a popular choice for roofing and wall systems, machinery, appliances, heating and cooling equipment, and other applications.

Galvalume® is an internationally registered trademark of BIEC International Inc. and some of its licensed producers.

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Sheffield Metals is a leader in the distribution of coated and bare metal products, as well as engineered standing seam metal roof (SSMR) & wall systems. We specialize in providing painted Galvalume® and aluminum for the architecturally driven metal panel industry. Sheffield Metals has the ability to meet a wide array of needs with more than 50 colors continuously stocked. We can also match virtually any custom color to suit any project.


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