About Porcelain Enamel
What is porcelain enamel?
Porcelain enamel on steel is a glass-like, non-porous material made up of silica, borax, soda, and various metal oxides that are fused to steel sheets.
How is it affected by the elements?
Porcelain enamel on steel used for exterior surfaces is unaffected by sun, rain, snow, dust, or industrial atmospheres. The hard impervious surface defied the worst of weather conditions and will last the life of the building.
What is the durability of color?
The color is permanent and will not oxidize, fade, peel, or blister. Shades of red, orange, and yellow, usually the most fugitive in the color spectrum, are unaffected by the sun.
What are the size limitations?
Cherokee Porcelain’s porcelain enamel on steel products are generally produced in lengths of up to ten feet and widths of up to four and one-half feet (twenty square feet recommended) with edge flanges for stiffness and concealed fasteners.
What are the maintainance requirements?
Porcelain enamel on steel is maintenance-free and does not need refinishing or repainting.
What warranty is offered?
Cherokee Porcelain products are manufactured in compliance with the Porcelain Enamel Institute’s standard specifications (see specs/info). All manufacturer warranties are negotiated on a job-to-job basis to meet specific project requirements.