Coating Weights G30 through G90
CS, FS, DDS, EDDS, Types A, B & C
SS Grades 33 – 80
HSLA Grades 40 – 80
Galvanized steel is a hot-dipped coated metal that provides customers with better resistance to corrosive environments.
To create galvanized steel, cold rolled steel is submerged into a molten zinc bath, known as the hot-dip process (galvanization can also be achieved through continuous galvanizing). When the material is removed from the zinc bath and cooled a reaction to the oxygen in the air occurs. The reaction causes the zinc coating to become part of the steel creating the well-recognized spangled finish.
Download our line cards to find out which of our locations process and stock galvanized steel. You can also learn more about the galvanization processes on the Beyond Metal Buzz.
Metalwest Standard Sizes
10 gauge – 30 gauge
36″ – 72″ wide
*Additional sizes & grades available upon request. Some products and services may vary by location.
Typical uses for Galvanized Steel
Air conditioning equipment, HVAC ductwork, wood connectors, slot machine parts, computer cabinets, TV cable boxes, building panels, display cases, electronic equipment, garbage cans, guide rails, heating equipment, highway culverts, garage doors, motor housings, washing machines and dryers, home appliances, lighting fixtures, mailboxes, outdoor signs, refrigerators and freezers, roof flashing, decking, tool boxes, vending machines, framing studs, rain gutters and downspouts.
Lends itself to most fabrication processes; it can be roll-formed, brake-formed, lock-seamed, deep drawn, and stretched. It can be joined by various methods including adhesive bonding, riveting, soldering and welding.
Galvanized sheet metal can be readily painted before or after fabrication when the proper pretreatment is performed.