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General FAQs

Are all metal-coated or pre-painted steel sheets of the same quality?

The world’s most modern and widely used steel coating incorporates a mix of zinc and aluminium which work in harmony to provide optimal coating protection for the steel core. Global research has established that the performance of aluminium-zinc coated steel offers a longer service life than that of an equivalent Zinc galvanised sheet of the same coating thickness in the same application.

As part of its commitment to world class roofing and materials, MRM recommends that it supplies you with Zincal coated steel, the world’s leading metal coating technology for enhanced service life.

How does a steel roof compare in cost with other roofing materials?

In the longer term, homeowners see a significant financial benefit from a steel roof that, unlike other materials, will not have to be substantially repaired for at least 30 years. A steel roof will also save you money on energy bills if properly insulated.

What is the lifespan of a steel roof?

The life expectancy of steel roofs will depend upon a number of different factors including climatic conditions and the type of material initially specified. Generally a steel roof has an aesthetic and cosmetic life approaching 30 years. This can be linked to a functional life approaching 60 years. The best possible performance from any roof will be secured by undertaking regular (probably annual) inspections and completing any required maintenance timely.

A pre-painted steel roof has the same life expectancy as a metal coated (unpainted) roof. The life expectancy comes from the metal coating, not the paint coating. Paint coating is largely aesthetic.

Can I get a warranty on my MRM Steel Roof?

MRM Steel Roofing Systems carry meaningful long-term warranties (of up to 50 years) against perforation of the roofing material. In addition, we will get you a warranty on the fasteners which will at minimum match the warranty on the roofing material.

What type of fastener (screw) should be used?

For optimal performance, the service life warranty of your fasteners must match the service life warranty of the sheeting being used. All fasteners recommended by MRM carry a Manufacturer’s Warranty and have a coating system that complies with SANS1273 – 2009 (AS3566.2-2002) standards.


Is your quality assured?

Our brands are produced and tested in accordance with global standards. They are most importantly subjected to ISO Management Systems Testing.

What stands out with MRM Roofing Solutions?

Mabati Rolling Mills was the first in Africa to set up Aluminium-Zinc (AZ) Coating Technology. This is done under license to BIEC International Inc., the worldwide licensor and acknowledged leader in technologies associated with 55% Aluminium-Zinc coated steel.

MRM Coated Steel

What are your prices?

Thank you for reaching out to MRM as your building solutions partner. We offer a wide variety of roofing solutions.

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How can I identify original MRM from counterfeit?

Kindly look out for an MRM embossed logo, an MRM sticker and writings that indicate the gauge number and the batch number. Alternatively, contact us on 0788202020 for further clarifications.

How many sheets will I use on a ‘normal three bedroom house’?

We require an architectural plan with the floor plan, roof plan, sections & elevations to quantify for the roofing solutions required.

Submit your plan for estimation

Do you sell second grade sheets?

We strive to produce highest quality material but at times hitches occur resulting in second grade material. In such instances we have appointed dealers who are tasked to dispose this off.

Contact us on 0788202020 for access to such material.

What color would you recommend?

We offer a wide range of standard and special colors that envisions your house in various designs. Visit our Visualizer 

Do you provide steel trusses?

MRM’s brand of Steel Roofing is an advanced engineered solution that is quick and easy to install and assemble on site. Get a Quote


How long has MRM been in existence?

Mabati Rolling Mills was founded in 1962, within the Safal Group and it’s currently the largest Business Unit within the group offering a wide range of roofing solutions.  MRM’s History

How do I Contact MRM?

MRM is committed to providing the highest level of customer service. Click here   to find different ways to contact MRM.

Is MRM on Social Media?

MRM is an active participant in social media channels, which enables us to connect with our customers, fans, investors and potential employees.   View Our Social Accounts.

Where are MRM’s Offices located?

Our main production plant is in Mariakani and corporate office is in Athi River. We also have a network of Retail outlets across the country. MRM Retail Centers.


How do I find out MRM if is hiring?

At MRM, we provide an environment of learning, self-development, and growth that result in passionate output towards realization of our vision and mission.  Learn more  about career areas available to you and search current opportunities.

Is MRM an equal opportunity employer?

All individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity.  Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, benefits, compensation, discipline and termination.

How long will it take me to apply for a job?

If you have your credentials ready, it should take you a few minutes to complete our online application form.   Learn more  about career areas available to you and search current opportunities.

What’s your company’s policy on diversity?

At MRM, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which all of our employees can feel valued, included and empowered to bring great ideas to the table. Learn more about our Corporate Governance.


What steps is MRM taking to reduce environmental impact from the Company’s Operations?

Our goal is to promote sustainable solutions to safeguard and conserve the environment. To view examples of sustainability in action and progress against our goals, please visit our webpage.

Where can I find more information about your Sustainable Developmental Goals?

Our investment is aimed at alleviation of human suffering and empowerment of communities to better their lives in line with the SDGs efforts to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.  Read more about our strategic pillars.

How can I support the work of the SAFAL MRM FOUNDATION?

SAFAL MRM FOUNDATION is geared to promote solutions that increase opportunities and empower communities. Partner with us.

What is the SAFAL MRM FOUNDATION all about?

Safal MRM Foundation is aligned to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by the United Nations member states. We focus more on 5 principles of sustainable development Goals to ensure that our interventions meet the needs of today without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Safal MRM Foundation.