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It can be really hard for a small business when a large customer or source of customers shuts down. However it doesn't mean that your business can't succeed, you just need to find new markets and be a little innovative in your approach to marketing. This blog has some stories from inspiration business owners who have faced challenges when their biggest source of customers stops but have found ways to keep their business running and stay profitable. I hope it is inspirational for small business owners who are facing their own challenges. Please feel free to share your own stories in the comments.

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It's A Steel: The Benefits Of Choosing Stainless Steel Balustrades For Your Balcony

Jeff Fleming

A safe, sturdy set of balustrades is a must for any elevated balcony, be it six feet or sixty feet from ground level. What's more, with your balustrades providing the only barrier between you and a very nasty fall, you will want to ensure that your balustrades are made from a suitably strong and durable material, capable of weathering the test of time (not to mention the body weight of the occasional drunken partygoer). 

For this reason, many balcony owners opt for the unmatched strength of metal for their balustrades, and few metals are as ideally suited to balustrade making as stainless steel. This unique metal has a number of desirable properties that other metals cannot hope to match; here are a few of the key advantages of opting for stainless steel balcony balustrades.

Durability

While stainless steel may be chemically different from conventional mild or carbon steel, it retains all of its immense durability and can weather high winds and shrug off sudden impacts as well as you would expect from a steel product. However, stainless steel also has another advantage unique among steels; because the molten steel is mixed with chromium and other metals during the forging process, it is completely immune to rust and corrosion.

As you can imagine, this corrosion resistance makes stainless steel balustrades immensely long-lived, even in humid areas where conventional steel balustrades would quickly rust and degrade. This makes stainless steel balustrades an excellent long-term investment, helping to defray their high cost when compared with conventional steel balustrades.

Strength

Stainless steel also shares the same tremendous degree of strength as conventional steel, and it can support immense loads without breaking (or even bending). This helps provide extra peace of mind, particularly for owners of high balconies, and it ensures that even the heaviest trips and falls will not result in a dangerous tumble overboard.

Looks

Stainless steel takes surface paints and coatings relatively well, and considerably better than aluminium, stainless steel's main rust-free metal rival. This allows you to choose a balustrade coloured to match the overall aesthetic of your home, ensuring that your balustrade is as much of an architectural accent as a safety feature. If you choose to forego coatings, bare stainless steel has a crisp, clean look and can be polished to a mirror sheen, making it an ideal choice for balconies on modern homes.

Low maintenance

Stainless steel's overall durability and resistance to rust means stainless steel balustrades are extremely low-maintenance, and you may not have to repair any damage for the entire lifetime of your balustrades. Its smooth surface is also a boon, allowing dirt, lichen and other solid deposits to be removed with nothing more than a damp rag.


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