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All About Arrow Steel

Choosing the right Arrow Storage product can depend upon the material you want or need. Different products are available in different types of materials, but what are their differences? And which one is right for you?

How Arrow Steel is Different

At Arrow, we source high quality steel to manufacture our sheds, garages, carports and all our outdoor products.

All of our steel then undergoes a rigorous pre-manufacturing process that treats and tests it for overall quality. This ensures that the product delivered to our customers, are always products we can stand behind.

As a result, Arrow steel products are exceptional high quality items made to withstand the elements year after year, season after season.

Different Types of Arrow Steel and their Finishes

We offer a variety of different products made from different grades of steel: choose from galvanized steel with enamel, galvanized steel with a vinyl coating, hot dipped galvanized steel with an enamel coating, or hot dipped galvanized steel with a vinyl coating.

Galvanized Steel

The Process

Arrow’s galvanized steel products are typically made from carbon steel or black plate steel that is cleaned, treated, undergoes an electro-galvanization process and receives a final finish for lasting protection against corrosion and rust. Electro-galvanization is a process in which a layer of zinc is bonded to steel in order to protect against corrosion. The process involves electroplating, running a current of electricity through a saline/zinc solution with a zinc anode and steel conductor.

Galvanized steel logo

Galvanized Steel + Enamel Coating

Many of our galvanized steel products receive a coat of enamel paint at the end of the process. This enamel coating gives the steel an added layer of protection from the elements, and is available in an attractive array of colors. Choose a color scheme that best suits your backyard space.

Vinyl-Coated Steel logo

Galvanized Steel + Vinyl Coating

Looking for a more durable layer of protection? Galvanized steel that receives a vinyl coating is stronger and more durable. This thick coating offers extra protection from rust, corrosion, and scratching and adds a luster to the exterior of your Arrow product.

Our Galvanization Process
Step-by-Step

  1. Steel is cleaned to remove any oil with a caustic cleaner. (This caustic cleaner then undergoes its own process, which you can read about under our environmental initiatives).
  2. Pickling process with between 5 to 10 % sulfuric acid.
  3. Steel is cleaned and rinsed with water.
  4. The steel undergoes an Electro Galvanization process that ensures zinc is attracted to the steel, protecting it from corrosion and rust.
  5. Rust inhibitor / dry in place – full coat, top and bottom of steel
  6. Enamel coat is applied OR a protective vinyl coat is applied

Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel

The Process

Hot-Dip galvanizing (or HDG Steel) is the process of dipping fabricated steel into vats that contain molten zinc.  This process is considered to provide the best protection of corrosion resistance because it effectively changes the chemical makeup of the steel itself.

To put it simply, while the steel is in the vat, the iron in the steel reacts with the molten zinc by compounding the alloys to form a bonded alloy coating. This process provides superior corrosion protection to steel.

HDG Steel logo

Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel +
Enamel Coating

Our hot-dipped galvanized steel products offer the best resistance against corrosion and rust. Most of these products will receive a protective enamel coating that gives the steel an added layer of protection. Available in an attractive array of colors, choose a color scheme that best suits your backyard space.

Vinyl Coated HDG Steel

Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel +
Vinyl Coating

For maximum resistance against corrosion, rust and damage from the elements; choose a hot-dipped galvanized steel product with a thick vinyl coating. Our highest level of protection from the elements, this thick coating offers extra protection from rust, corrosion and scratching.

Our Hot-Dipped Galvanization Process
Step-by-Step

  1. Steel undergoes hot-dipped galvanization process, where steel is dipped in hot-dipped zinc which bonds to the steel making it inherently resistant to rust, corrosion.
  2. Steel is cleaned to remove any oil with a caustic cleaner. (This caustic cleaner then undergoes its own process, which you can read about under our environmental initiatives).
  3. Pickling process with between 5 to 10% sulfuric acid.
  4. Steel is cleaned and rinsed with water.
  5. Rust inhibitor / dry in place – full coat, top and bottom of steel
  6. Primer coating application

Our Commitment to Quality

At Arrow Storage Products, we’re proud of the quality of our steel sheds, garages, carports, deck and patio products and accessories. That’s why we source high quality raw materials and take measures to ensure that the end product is something we can proudly stand behind.

Quality Assurance and Testing

Before the manufacturing process of our steel products can begin, we test our raw materials. Every steel coil that undergoes our pre-manufacturing process also undergoes extensive quality testing for:

  1. Paint Quality
  2. Flammability
  3. Adhesion
  4. Thickness

Our belief is that if the raw materials meet our satisfaction, only then can we develop reliable, durable and long lasting steel storage and shade products.

Have questions about our products? Contact us.