Galvanized steel is found in a multitude of construction applications today. Galvanizing’s low initial and life-cycle costs, paired with its durability and sustainability, make it the ideal choice for corrosion protection.
Hot-dip galvanized (HDG) structural steel is 100 percent recyclable and has a reclamation rate for zinc and steel of 80 percent and 100 percent, respectively. Based on such a high recycling rate, HDG steel may contribute two points/credits toward LEED® certification.
Hot-dip galvanizing has exhibited time and time again, that when safety, durability, life cycle cost, aesthetics and sustainability are concerned there can be no better form of corrosion protection.