Galvanizing is a process used by many reputable metal fabricators. It allows fabricators to properly protect steel using an effective and efficient process. There are many reasons to choose galvanizing over other protective coating methods. Here are the benefits of galvanizing for metal fabrication projects.
What is Galvanizing?
Galvanizing involves using zinc to hot-dip galvanize your steel. The zinc reacts with the steel, forming a protective seal on the metal that will reduce corrosion over time. The coating works as a sacrificial anode that protects the metal. The coating process prevents any corrosive materials from touching or affecting the steel.
1. Time Saver
Galvanizing is a quick process. The coating only requires one dip and the project is protected. Other coatings need to be painted or sprayed which takes significantly more time. The drying process is quicker as well, as galvanization only takes one day to set, while other coatings can take much longer.
Galvanized steel lasts much longer than other treatment processes. The steel will be protected from corrosion, meaning you won’t need to replace it later on. Galvanized steel comes with a long-life guarantee, meaning it’s guaranteed to last.
3. Easy Maintenance
With galvanized steel, you don’t need harsh chemicals to maintain the steel or prevent corrosion. The steel already has a protective cover. The only maintenance needed to keep the steel looking good and operating correctly is a periodic wipe down a few times per year.
4. Easy Inspection Process
Galvanizing creates a continuous and sound covering, meaning you won’t need to worry about what’s underneath. Any flaws will be easily visible, allowing them to be quickly addressed. The lack of flaws that this coating allows for will streamline the inspection process, making overall fabrication quicker.
5. Aesthetic Appeal
The matte-gray color of the coating will easily match its surroundings, meaning you won’t have to paint to make it look better. As the metal ages, the color won’t fade, meaning it will always look aesthetically pleasing. If you do decide to change the color, it can be easily powder-coated, providing a seamless color change.
6. Cost Efficiency
Because the process of galvanizing itself is quick and because it will help streamline the entire fabrication process, galvanization will save you money on labor hours. Additionally, the products used to coat during the process are much less expensive than other metal preservation products. Because the coating has such good longevity, you will save money in the long run because you will not need to replace the coating or the product itself.
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