As one of the top sheet metal contractors in our area, RainTech® Roofing, Sheet Metal and Gutters has worked closely with our customers to create the beautiful ornamental and sheet metal fabrications their buildings need. To help you with your upcoming sheet metal project, we will talk about the four different types of steel used in sheet metal. Understanding this topic will help you make better choices. Learn more here:
Tool Steel – This refers to a range of high-hardness, abrasion-resistant steels that are typically used to make tools. Knives, for example, are manufactured from tool steel. This type of steel has excellent performance under frigid or hot conditions. It is also versatile and extremely hard.
Stainless Steel – Stainless steel has chromium, which means corrosion is effectively repelled. Stainless steel products can handle water without issue, which is why it is used on everything from kitchen sinks to boats. This is a good material for sheet metal if the building is expected to handle frequent rains and other inclement weather.
Alloy Steel – This is steel that has small amounts of alloying elements added to it. This causes the steel to have specific properties that other steels don’t have. In the steel industry, alloy steels are widely used because of their ease of processing, availability and cost-effectiveness. This steel type is more responsive to mechanical and heat treatments compared with carbon steel.
Carbon Steel – Carbon steel has carbon added to the steel, and it is strong. That’s why this is steel used for bridges. Carbon steel can have low, medium or high carbon content. Low-carbon steel is used for gates, fences and railings. Medium-carbon steel is used for vehicles and appliances. High-carbon steel is used for wires.
As a sheet metal expert, we can fabricate aluminum, copper and steel accessories, and we have an in-house shop. Our experience, resources and skills mean that you are assured of the speed, efficiency and quality of the sheet metal work that we do. Call us at (918) 416-0098 to learn more about our services and products, or to request an estimate. We serve Broken Arrow and Tulsa, OK, along with nearby areas.