U.S. Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh recently announced a doubling of the standard limited warranty policy for GALVALUME® coated coils used in both nonresidential and residential building construction. The new warranties range from 40-60 years, a significant upgrade from existing 20-25 year warranties.
The longer warranties will provide builders with more confidence that GALVALUME-coated steel will have superior and lasting performance, and withstand Mother Nature’s most extreme events like hurricanes, heavy snowfall, and wildfires.
U.S. Steel says it has been coating GALVALUME steel for more than 40 years and is one of the most experienced and longest-tenured licensees of GALVALUME-coated steel coils in North America. Many contractors say GALVALUME-coated steel is a preferred alternative to zinc-aluminum coated steel because the latter is often unlicensed, not domestically produced, and its performance is questionable when compared to GALVALUME.
Touting its value, the company says in addition to its superior longevity and corrosion resistance for construction roofing and siding, GALVALUME is a 100% recyclable steel, a key differentiator from other roofing materials like traditional asphalt shingles, which are frequently disposed into landfills.
"At U.S. Steel, we understand and share the commitment of our customers and their customers who demand long performing, environmentally-friendly building materials that are high quality and cost-effective. Licensed GALVALUME continues to prove itself in the market as the premier choice for roofing and architectural panels, and other construction applications,” said Ken Jaycox, senior vice president and chief commercial officer at U.S. Steel.
The new warranties apply to coils shipped on or after Jan. 1, 2023, with heavier coating weights receiving longer warranties, the company stated, adding that pre-painted products receive an additional 10 years of coverage. GALVALUME is a registered trademark of BIEC International Inc.