When it comes to outdoor metal Interactive kiosks or signages, it’s crucial to consider weatherproofing to ensure the metalwork lasts long and retains its visual appeal. JC Metalworks, understand the importance of creating visually appealing metal signs that can withstand nature’s challenges. That’s why they use a range of techniques and materials, including aluminium, galvanised metal, powder coating, sealing, intelligent drainage solutions, and rigorous quality control measures, to create custom weatherproofed metal signs. 

JC Metalworks approach involves collaborating with clients to select the appropriate materials and finishes that meet their specifications and provide a resilient and visually appealing solution that can endure harsh environmental conditions.

JC Metalworks uses weatherproofing techniques for its sheet metal components:


Outdoor metal structures are often subjected to corrosion due to the effects of salt-laden air, rain, and humidity. This causes metal surfaces to degrade over time. To combat this, protective coatings are essential. At JC Metalworks, we often use special finishes and galvanised metal for the fabrication of kiosks and signage. This ensures that our products remain resilient even in coastal regions or areas with high humidity.

Powder Coating Protection

Powder coating is a technique used to weatherproof metal surfaces by adding an extra layer of protection against the elements. In this process, a dry powder is applied to the metal surface and then cured to create a durable and long-lasting protective layer. Powder coating has two benefits: it enhances corrosion resistance and offers an opportunity for customisation. JC Metalworks make sure to choose the appropriate powder coating that aligns with the design and environmental demands of the outdoor metal units, ensuring optimal performance and protection.

Sealing with Sealant

Sealing is an important technique that prevents water, dust, and other contaminants from entering the joints and crevices of metal objects. To create a waterproof barrier, silicone-based sealants are commonly used. By properly sealing critical junctures, we can enhance the weatherproofing of metal fabricated signage. This helps prevent moisture ingress that could lead to rust and structural damage, ensuring that the signage remains durable and effective for a longer period of time.

Designing proper Drainage

Effective drainage is a simple yet crucial aspect of weatherproofing. By designing outdoor metal enclosures with slopes and channels that facilitate the runoff of rainwater, we minimise the chances of water pooling on the surface. Accumulated water can accelerate corrosion and compromise the structural integrity of the metal. Our engineers at JC Metalworks integrate intelligent drainage solutions into the design, safeguarding the longevity of the signage.

Choosing the Right Finish

The finish applied to metal signage plays a role beyond aesthetics – it also contributes to weather resistance. Certain finishes for aluminium or specialised coatings for steel, provide an added layer of protection against UV radiation and moisture. The right finish not only enhances the durability of the signage but also ensures that it maintains its visual appeal over time.

Material Selection

Weatherproofing Strategies begin with selecting the right metal for fabrication. Stainless steel’s natural resistance to corrosion makes it an excellent choice for outdoor signage, while aluminium’s lightweight and rust-free properties lend themselves to portable and durable installations. At JC Metalworks, we guide our clients in choosing materials that align with their environmental challenges and design aspirations.

Testing and Quality Control

At JC Metalworks, our commitment to excellence goes beyond fabrication – it extends to testing and quality control measures. Before the metal enclosures leave our facility, it undergoes inspections to ensure that weatherproofing strategies have been effectively implemented. This attention to detail guarantees that the metalwork is prepared to withstand the harshest conditions.

Collaboration for Effective Weatherproofing

Successful weatherproofing isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavour; it requires collaboration between clients, designers, engineers, and fabricators. At JC Metalworks, we understand that every project is unique, and we work closely with our clients to understand their specific requirements. By integrating their insights and combining them with our expertise, we create weatherproofed metal signage that exceeds expectations.

Achieving both Resilience and Aesthetics

When it comes to outdoor metalworks for kiosks and digital signages, it’s not just a matter of meeting technical requirements for weatherproofing. It’s also about ensuring that the metalwork lasts long and looks good over time. At JC Metalworks, we achieve this through our commitment to using weatherproofing techniques, skilled engineering, and meticulous attention to detail. We use corrosion-resistant coatings and intelligent drainage solutions to create signage that can withstand the elements while also being visually appealing. Our metal-fabricated components, units, enclosures and other parts not only perform the intended function but also serve as a testament to the balance between durability and aesthetics. So, when you need metal fabrication for your outdoor projects that endure harsh weather conditions, trust JC Metalworks to provide a solution that stands the test of time.

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