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Test. Test. And test again.
COLORSTEEL® hasn’t become one of New Zealand’s trusted roofing materials by chance. In fact, chance has never been part of the equation.
“Our customers can be confident that before we hand it over to them, we’ve put their roof through more trials than they ever will.” Dr Troy Coyle, Manager of Innovation and Product Development, New Zealand Steel.
The COLORSTEEL® roof you’ll choose for your home is the product of thousands of hours of rigorous research and testing in real life situations; environments that replicate the climatic extremes that prevail in many parts of New Zealand.
This testing goes above and beyond the requirements outlined in AS/NZS 2728, the joint New Zealand and Australian standard governing pre-finished/pre-painted sheet metal products for interior and exterior building applications.
In New Zealand, COLORSTEEL® exposure testing takes place at three sites:
- Waiuku and;
- Waikato North Head.
Since New Zealand Steel first began testing COLORSTEEL® pre-painted steel products, their key scientists have learnt a few things. That’s hardly surprising, though, when you consider that they conduct more than 50,000 inspections on accelerated steel test panels every year.
Dr Troy Coyle, New Zealand Steel’s Head of Innovation and Product Development, is a firm believer that the company’s rigour in and around its testing procedures has played a significant role in the ongoing appeal of COLORSTEEL® pre-painted steel.
“We are a very innovative business. But any new innovation is only ever released to the market after it has undergone many hours of accelerated studies. That’s a big part of the trust that consumers have in COLORSTEEL®. Our customers can be confident that before we hand it over to them, we’ve put their roof through more trials than they ever will.”
Dr Troy Coyle and the New Zealand Steel team use in-house proprietary testing methodologies that are acknowledged as world-leading.
“We evaluate every potential component in the harshest conditions possible, searching for those that work in unison to enhance performance,” she said. “That’s how we create an incredibly resilient system that we know will perform in New Zealand’s unique environment.”
The New Zealand Steel team even goes so far as to test competitive products to benchmark their performance and assure themselves that the COLORSTEEL® quality differential is being maintained.
COLORSTEEL® is New Zealand’s favourite roof for a whole raft of reasons, including the range of available profiles, value for money, warranties and paint colours. In every respect, every product delivers on its promise, every single day.
When you choose COLORSTEEL®, you can be sure it’s been tried and tested over and over again. And that, as simple as it seems, is precisely why you can trust it.
After a rigorous, multi-stage review process, COLORSTEEL® has received the Environmental Choice New Zealand ecolabel.More >