Stainless Steel vs Galvanized: What's the Best Type?

What is better, galvanized steel or stainless steel? Customers often ask this question. Is one more expensive than the other? When it comes to weather resistance, which is better? As a matter of fact, neither kind of steel is always the best choice for every situation.

What Is Galvanized Steel? It is coated with a thin layer of zinc to make it galvanized. Rust is prevented from forming on steel beneath the zinc coating. It prevents corrosion when exposed to the elements, making nuts, bolts, screws, and nails durable. 

What Is Stainless Steel? In the process of making stainless steel, molten steel is mixed with chromium. As a result of its unusual strength, it is resistant to rusting even when it comes into contact with water, even salt water. Stainless steel welding requires specialized skills.