Steel is Your Best Investment

The Caribbean’s hurricane belt environment and island geography, with prevailing winds and salt blast, pose significant challenges to the permanence of things.

Regional engineers and architects constantly update their science and cadre of materials, specifications, gauges and tolerance to arrive at reliable structures with the required stylistic flair, constantly tempered by our weather.

As cost effective new approaches and materials abound, steel is still your very best investment. It is a constant, resolving hard choices and making it possible to be truly creative as well as infinitely practical and confident.

So as the traditional beginning of hurricane season approaches next month, it is always prudent to remind our readers of the benefits and protection that quality steel can provide.

ECMIL has worked extensively, throughout the region, to deliver highest available quality at best price, to the commercial construction industry and to individuals willing to do the work themselves.

In both cases reliable materials and timely supply make ECMIL the company to call when beginning a new project or contract. Hence our byline “The Steel of The Region”.  We have built our product line around the needs of the region at all levels.  The range covers the majority of essential steel items, while providing a remarkable range of choices, to uniquely style construction work.

There are many tried and tested reasons why ECMIL offers Colorbond® corrugated roof sheeting.
All 13 of the company’s standard Colorbond® colors and Zincalume® feature thermal efficiency
through Thermatech® solar reflectance technology, designed to reflect more of the sun's heat on hot days.

Colorbond® steel, which contains recycled content, is itself 100% recyclable and its durability and resilience to harsh climates, helps conserve resources and energy that may otherwise be invested in products with a shorter life span.

Regular washing with clean, fresh water will not only prolong the life of Colorbond®,
but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods, thus protecting your investment.

Genuine Colorbond® contains layers of protection, with enhanced corrosion resistance, a pretreatment layer to improve the adhesion of further coatings, a corrosion inhibitive primer baked onto the surface and a top coat, baked on,
to provide resistance to chipping, flaking and blistering.  All of this is augmented with matching ridge caps, flashing, roofing screws, sealing tape, bat proofing and aluminium guttering.

So as you review and digest those facts which may motivate some much needed roofing changes, also consider the availability of a comprehensive array of fabricated steel items, such as rebar, welded mesh, nails, chain link fencing
and barbed wire, water tanks and wheelbarrows, as well as PVC/CPVC pipes and electrical conduits.

These can be consolidated and shipped direct to you, with considerable savings over retail purchases.
Make your list, ask for a quotation and compare prices. We are sure you will be pleasantly surprised.

Presently there are a great many steel items on offer within the region.
Many are manufactured from inferior materials, but appear at seemingly favorable prices.

ECMIL guarantees that its steel originates from reputable sources
and authenticates its quality Colorbond® and Zincalume® products.

Ask us and know where your steel is from.

Never risk unidentified steel products
and you will avoid considerable loss and disappointment from inferior items.

With all of this in mind, don’t hesitate.  Invest wisely.
Steel lies at the heart of the Caribbean’s now and future development. 
Call ECMIL today and speak with your knowledgeable sales representative,
discuss your requirements and let’s get your project started!

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.

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