Common Nails in Construction: are common nails galvanized?


Published on:

2024-01-18

Galvanized common iron wire nails made of high quality iron nail wire(Q195/Q235),undergo two hot-dipped galvanization or electro-galvanization, forming a layer of zinc protection on the surface. The galvanizing process enhances the rust-proofing and corrosion resistance of the common iron wire nails, allowing the galvanizing common iron wire nails to better adapt to changes in the external environment and making them more suitable for construction and outdoor projects.

Common Nails in Construction: are common nails galvanized?


As we all know, common iron nails are widely used fasteners in the fields of construction and woodworking.The common iron wire building nails are made of high quality raw material--iron nail wire(195/Q235).

When working on construction or woodworking projects, many people search for the question: Are iron nails galvanized? This is because the enhanced corrosion-resistant,wider range of applications,and long-term economic advantages offered by galvanized common iron wire nails.

Next, SUNSHINE Group will take you to explore the feature and application of galvanized common wood iron wire nails.


I. Introduction

   A. Definition of common iron round wire nails

  B. Importance of galvanization in construction

II. What is the difference between galvanized nail and polished common nail?

III. Galvanization process of common nails
   A.HDG    

  B. EG

IV. Advantages of galvanized common nails

V. Applications of galvanized common nails
     A. Construction industry

   B. Outdoor

   C. Woodworking

VI. Conclusion 


I. Introduction  

A. Definition of common iron round wire nails

►What are common nails made of?

Common iron round wire nails are made of high standard wire rod(SAE1008) which produced into Q195/Q235 iron nail wire.The common iron wood nails usually have smooth shank,round/flat/checkered head and sharp diamond point,widely used for general building, woodworking and DIY projects. 

B. Importance of galvanization in construction iron nails

►What kind of nails won't rust?

Common iron wire nails are widely used fasteners, but they also have some disadvantages. For example, the common iron wire nails are prone to rusting in areas with high temperatures and humidity, and they can easily be corroded by rainwater, wind, and other corrosive solutions.

The most common method to prevent common iron nails from rusting is to add a layer of zinc on the surface of the common iron nails, resulting in galvanized common iron wire nails. Galvanized common iron nails are not easy to rust and have better corrosion resistance.These feature make galvanized common iron wire nails more suitable for use in the construction industry than common iron wire nails.


II. What is the difference between galvanized nail and polished common nail?

►The polished common nails are common iron nails that have been polished by the polishing machine after been made, making the surface of the common iron wire nails smooth and bright.

►The galvanized common iron wire nails are common wood nails that have a layer of zinc coated on the common construction nails surface, giving the galvanized common iron wire nails the silver-white color. Common wood wire nails' galvanizing process can be done through hot dip galvanization or electro-galvanization.

►The galvanized layer on common iron wire nails acts as a protective film, making it difficult for the common construction nails to be affected by the external environment. The galvanized common iron wire nails provide anti-rust and corrosion resistance properties, therefore playing an important role in outdoor engineering and construction projects.


III. Galvanization process of common nails    

So, what is the specific galvanizing process of common iron wire nails?

A.HDG    

The hot-dipped galvanization(HDG) of common iron wire nails is cleaning the common iron wire nails, and then the common iron round wire nails are heated in a molten zinc bath at a temperature of around 450-480°F (232-252°C). The zinc vaporizes and coats the surface of the common round wire nails, forming a thin layer of zinc that protects the common iron wood nails from rusting.

B. EG      

The electro-galvanizing process of common iron wire nails is:

Cleaning: The common iron wire nails are first cleaned to remove any dirt, oil, or other impurities that may be present on their surface. 

Zinc Coating: The common iron wire nails are then submerged in a zinc bath, which contains dissolved zinc ions. An electric current is passed through the bath, causing the zinc ions to plate onto the surface of the common iron wire nails. This forms the thin layer of zinc that protects the common iron construction nails from corrosion.


IV. Advantages of galvanized common nails

Corrosion Resistance: The galvanized coating provides a protective layer, making the galvanized common iron wire nails highly resistant to corrosion and rust.

Longevity: Galvanized common iron construction nails have an extended lifespan due to their enhanced resistance to environmental elements, making the galvanized common nails suitable for long-term applications.

Outdoor Durability: These galvanized common building nails are well-suited for outdoor use, as the galvanized layer shields them from weather conditions, including rain and humidity.

Versatility: Galvanized common iron wire nails can widely used in various construction and woodworking projects, offering reliable performance in different applications.

Cost-Effective: While the price is higher than common iron wire nails, the longevity and durability of galvanized common iron construction nails make them cost-effective in the long run.

Secure Fastening: Galvanized common iron wire nails provide strong and secure fastening.

Aesthetics: The galvanized coating adds a clean and professional appearance to the common iron wire nails.The surface of the galvanized common iron wire nails is smooth and bright, with a beautiful appearance.


V. Applications of galvanized common nails
A. Construction industry

Framing: The galvanized common iron wire nails used in framing construction for securing wooden structural components like studs, joists, and rafters.

Siding: The galvanized common iron wood nails applied in the installation of exterior siding materials to wooden or metal surfaces.

General Construction: The galvanized common iron construction nails widely employed in various construction applications where a durable and corrosion-resistant fastening solution is required.

►Due to the good corrosion resistance and hardness,the galvanized common iron wire nails are also widely used in other outdoor and woodworking projects.

B. Outdoor        

Fencing: The galvanized common iron wood nails used for attaching pickets and rails in fencing installations, providing a strong and long-lasting connection.

Outdoor Projects: The galvanized common iron wire nails suitable for outdoor projects such as landscaping, garden structures, and outdoor furniture where requires a corrosion-resistant fastener.

C. Woodworking     

Carpentry: The galvanized common iron wood nails commonly used in general carpentry for various woodworking projects such as cabinetry and furniture making..


VI. Conclusion      

Galvanized common iron wire nails are common iron nails that have undergone the process of galvanization(hot-dipped galvanization/electro-galvanization), which involves coating the surface with a zinc layer of silver-white color. The galvanized common iron wire nails provide better rust-proof and corrosion resistance, making the galvanized common iron wire nails more suitable for outdoor and construction projects. Additionally, galvanized common iron construction nails do not need to be replaced as frequently, providing better economic benefits.

SUNSHINE Group can provide high quality galvanized common iron wire nails,if you have any other questions,please contact us.

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