Benefits of Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel

Galvanized Angle Lintels

The long life of galvanized steel angle lintels reduces the chances of costly rust jacking, a problem that occurs when lintel corrosion causes severe expansion cracking or shifting in brickwork. Hot-dip galvanized steel has been used for decades to resist corrosion in the most severe environments.

The unique chemistry of zinc galvanizing actually reacts in the presence of water to create rust-resistance at the point of any surface damage.

South Atlantic's galvanizing process creates alloy layers on the surface that are actually harder than many base steels.

How Long Will Galvanized Coatings Last?

Source: American Galvanizers Association

How Long will Galvanized Coatings Last?

Average Thickness of Zinc (mils)
*service life is defined as the time to 5% rusting of the steel surface

The Service Life Chart (SLC) was developed based on decades of corrosion rate data collected from galvanized steel samples exposed to the environments in cities all over the world, and a corrosion prediction model based on statistical methods and neural network technology.

PREVENTS RUST JACKING
The long life of galvanized steel lintels reduces the chances of costly rust jacking, a problem that occurs when lintel corrosion causes severe expansion cracking or shifting in brickwork. Hot-dip galvanized steel has been used for decades to resist corrosion in the most severe environments.

SELF HEALING
The unique chemistry of zinc galvanizing actually reacts in the presence of water to create rust-resistance at the point of any surface damage.

STRONGER THAN STEEL
South Atlantic's galvanizing process creates alloy layers on the surface that are actually harder than many base steels.*

MINIMIZES RETOUCHING ON THE JOB SITE
Using South Atlantic galvanized lintels saves time and troubles involved with patching gaps, job site damage, and imperfections that occur in other types of rust-proofing.

COST EFFECTIVE
When compared with paint systems, hot-dip galvanizing has comparable initial application costs and, almost always, lower life-cycle costs. In fact, the lower life-cycle costs of hot-dip galvanized material make galvanizing the best choice for today and tomorrow.

*Source: American Galvanizers Association