Posted on : Friday 22nd May 2020 03:08 PM
The modern construction industry involves the usage of reliable and high-quality materials. These include steel sheets with special protective coatings. As you may understand, it is referred to the galvanized steel sheet.
What is a galvanized steel sheet?
Galvanized steel is a type of rolled metal products or an ordinary steel sheet coated with a protective layer of zinc against moisture penetration and exposure to air. Such a protective coating can be applied just on one or both sides or of the steel sheet. The thickness of the protective coating may vary depending on the further area of application of the galvanized steel sheet, as well as on the expected humidity degree of the environment.
Standards of various countries in the field of technical requirements for galvanized products determine its brand and size assortment. The main classification features for galvanized sheets are:
Due to the breaking strength, ease of installation, durability, and resistance to corrosion and aggressive environments, galvanized steel sheet has become widespread in many industries and manufacturing sectors.
Galvanized steel sheet is often used in roofing, due to its light weight. Moreover, this material serves as the basis for the production of additional elements for roofs and facades, forced ventilation systems, ducts, gutters, downspouts, and is also used for the manufacture of various structural elements and parts used in almost all areas of industrial and civil engineering construction.
Also, the galvanized steel sheet is commonly used in the manufacturing of profiled sheeting, metal tile, or metal siding. In addition, the galvanized steel sheet can be used for the construction of silos, temporary storage facilities, or agricultural silages.
In practice, galvanized steel sheet is used literally everywhere: its elements are present in many structures around us, for example, in ships, airports and railway stations, billboards, cars, stairs, cornices, fences, and other metal structures.