Whenever you start looking for the right type of protective coating for an outdoor application, it’s important to consider the climate, and how it will affect the product in question. In some places, people need to account for high degrees of heat and humidity. In some places, people need to account for snow, ice, and extreme cold.
In Michigan, we have to contend with all of the aforementioned climate conditions. Our summers are hot and humid, while our winters are harsh and frigid. This can make weather-proofing a bit challenging, as any coating you choose will need to be versatile enough to provide protection through all four seasons.
Fortunately, we at Reliance Finishing Co. have a solution for you: powder coating. Powder coating is tough and durable, and is more resistant to extreme weather conditions than most liquid coatings of comparable thickness.
Powder coating is particularly good at protecting surfaces from moisture (and the corrosion that often comes with it). This feature is useful during humid Michigan summers. It is also very beneficial during the spring, when all of the winter’s snow starts to melt and the great outdoors become soggy and wet.
Powder coating is also quite chemical resistant, which makes it a valuable asset during the Michigan winter. When everything is slippery because of snow and ice, we cover everything with salt. While this certainly makes driving safer, and walking easier, it can also cause certain materials to corrode. Applying powder coating to a surface can keep it safe from road salt and prevent corrosion damage from occurring during the coldest months of the year.
If you need a protective coating that can stand up to all kinds of weather, powder coating may be just the thing for you. Contact Reliance Finishing at (616) 241-4436 or send an email to [email protected] to learn more about our Michigan-based powder coating services.