Galvanized materials are robust and suitable for processing at high temperatures. Galvanizing has many advantages and thanks to these advantages it has been used in production for many years. The advantages of galvanizing are;
- Long Life: Galvanizing, provides a surface that does not require maintenance for up to 50 years. It is also easy to clean this surface.
- Covering Toughness: The hot dip process produces a coating which is bonded metallurgically to the steel. Other coating methods do not have this feature. Hot dip galvanizing gives great resistance to mechanical damage during transportation, storage construction thanks to this feature.
- Reliability: The galvanizing process is relatively simple. The thicknesses of coatings formed are regular. Hot dip galvanizing is one of the few coatings which is completely defined by a British Standard. With these features, hot dipping is a reliable process.
- Longevity: Galvanized steel is long-lasting and can be used for a long time without maintenance.
- Competitive First Cost: The cost of hot dip galvanizing is lower than many coating processes because other processes are labor-intensive processes.
- 3 Way Protection: Galvanized coatings protect steel in three ways: Firstly, galvanize coating weathers at a very slow rate giving a long and predictable life. Secondly, the coating corrodes preferentially to provide cathodic (sacrificial) protection to any small areas of steel exposed through drilling, cutting or accidental damage; scratches are sealed by weathering products from the zinc. Thirdly, if the damaged area is larger, the sacrificial protection prevents the sideways creep of rust which can undermine paint coatings.