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Exploring The Differences Between 24 and 26 Gauge Metal


26 VS 24 Gauge MEtal

In our industry, the choice between 24 and 26 gauges is a common consideration. In this blog we provide valuable insights into the different metal thicknesses, specifically focusing on the distinction between 24 and 25 gauge.

What is the difference between 24 and 26 gauge metal?

The difference between 24 and 26 gauge metal is subtle, with only a 0.004 inch difference in thickness similar to the thickness of a piece of paper, maybe even a bit less.  

Why Choose one metal over the other

Why might someone choose 26 gauge over 24 gauge? Generally, 26 gauge is more readily available making it an easier material to source, offering a quicker solution.  24 gauge metal has longer lead times. Making the choice between 24 or 26 gauge metal comes down to the specific requirements of your project.

Some projects don’t require the added thickness of 24 gauge, and if time is of the essence, 26 gauge could be a more practical choice. It’s all about finding that delicate balance that suits the specific project needs, lead times, and budget considerations

As companies navigate metal considerations of 24 and 36 gauge metals, there is really not a right or wrong choice between the two it’s about making the optimal choice for the job at hand.

Learn more about choosing 24 gauge vs 26 gauge metal in our podcast below, Exploring The Differences Between 24 And 26 Gauge Metal. 

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