Hot-dip galvanized building shells have been architecturally cutting-edge for many years and are winning customers over with their many benefits:
- They offer lasting corrosion protection
- They are maintenance-free
- They are weather-resistant
- They change the appearance of a building, depending on the light conditions
The typical construction of a hot-dip galvanized façade consists of an insulating layer, substructure, back ventilation and the actual façade externally visible.
The requirements and test principles of this type of external wall cladding are defined in DIN 18516-1. Hot-dip galvanized construction products, used within a back ventilated building façade, have been regulated within this standard since June 2010. This applies to the load-bearing structure, façade cladding and also to the connecting and fixing elements. Hot-dip galvanizing must be realised in accordance with DIN EN ISO 1461 in conjunction with the DASt Directive 022.