Primed or Painted? Alumasc Rainwater White Paper presents the facts

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Having been a manufacturer of metal rainwater systems since 1947, Alumasc are perfectly placed to offer their independent findings to the industry, with a view to offering significant long term savings on both new-build and refurbishment projects.

Alumasc’s pre-painted cast iron is only 13% more expensive than primed cast iron, but the long-term cost savings far outweigh this modest initial investment. The White Paper explores these savings and presents the facts clearly, in terms of on-going maintenance, system longevity and long-term protection of your building.

If properly manufactured, protected and installed, cast iron can last for in excess of 100 years, but all too often, primed systems that are painted on site will suffer from premature exposure to the elements, and if water starts to attack the building, the cost of correction work will be massive when compared to the small initial investment in cast iron protection.

Alumasc’s Apex Heritage cast iron rainwater lasts up to 10 years before it needs repainting. The painted guttering goes through a certified four-coat system, which is factory-applied under strictly controlled conditions. The paint, which is available in 8 standard heritage colours, has been specifically developed to give a smooth and long lasting finish to the cast iron – this is extremely difficult to replicate on-site.

To demonstrate this effectively, Alumasc Rainwater commissioned a series of independent 1000-hour salt-spray tests to confirm the performance of their pre-painted cast iron range.

These tests were performed on Alumasc’s factory certified painted finish, on that of an inferior paint finish applied on site (i.e. a Non-equivalent four-coat finish) and also on the painted finish of the competition.

The test results have been clearly presented in the White Paper, offering a jargon-free resource to architects, specifiers, contractors, facilities managers and property-owners.

Download the White Paper here

For copies, call 0808 200 1008

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