The process of hot-dip galvanization is more important than most think. Imagine if things like bridges, lamp posts, and others did not have that protective layer – it would be rusted and would need to be replaced more often, which can be costly. Galvanizing allows the steel to have a much longer life.
No one really thinks about how weather affects metal structures, especially if it’s in a humid environment. This is when damage and rust occurs most. Sure, you could go the initially cheaper route and use paint or plastic coating, but in the end you will be paying more to keep up with the maintenance and damages due to weather and aging.
There are many benefits of going through the process of hot-dip galvanizing for your projects.
Here are 10 benefits of galvanized steel:
- Much lower cost than stainless steel.
- Extends the lifetime of the steel.
- The coating and performance are much more reliable.
- Smaller areas that could be damaged are protected.
- Fewer maintenance costs.
- Less lost time when it comes to surface preparation, painting and inspection.
- Resistance to mechanical damages and others.
- Other coatings like paint or plastic can give the same protection.
- More environmentally friendly.
- Galvanized steel is versatile and readily available.
The Bottom Line
It is important to take care of your steel to combat steel corrosion. The uses and benefits of galvanized steel continues to evolve as new markets come forward. There are much more than 10 benefits, but low costs, longevity, environmentally conscious, availability, and resistance are some of the top benefits that galvanized steel brings to the table. For everything on the galvanization process, hot-dip, and spin-dip, follow our blog!