Metal Thickness Upgrade
Why Choose a Thicker Metal?
Superior Resistance to Dents, Dings and Damage.
As Thickness Increases, the Gauge Decreases…Why?
The explanation comes from the original development of a gauge measurement system in which the control measurement was based on 1” thick steel plate. From this base thickness, the steel was measured in diminishing fractions such as 1/14”, 1/16”, 1/20” and so on. The bottom number of the fraction was adopted as the “gauge” and so 1/15” became 15 gauge, 1/26” became 26 gauge.