Winter weather has arrived in Kansas City! Soon it will be time for your snow removal contractors to spread salt around your building exterior to prevent accidents and protect occupants and visitors. However, the salt they commonly use can be highly corrosive to many of your exterior surfaces.
When ice melt is not cleared away from your metal, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum or anodized aluminum siding, corrosion begins.
These photos show advanced levels of corrosion when problems aren't addressed.
The common dry non chloride deicers that are used to avoid corrosion are CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate), sodium acetate and urea. If the price of non-corrosive deicer exceeds your budget, there are some steps you can take to minimize the corrosion process and avoid costly repairs.