What are the advantages of aluminum vs. galvanized steel panels?
The 20 ga. galvanized steel panels use to be so much cheaper then the aluminum panels. The 20 ga. galvanized, .050 and .063 aluminum all meet the Miami-Dade County building code. We highly recommend using the aluminum panels over the steel. With both products offering the same protection, the .050 aluminum panels weights 1.25 pounds per foot as compared to 2.75 pounds per foot. The galvanized panels have very sharp edges and are harder to handle. When the galvanized panels are laid flat on the floor, a screw driver is required to pry them apart. We recommend wearing leather work gloves when handling either of the panels.