Aluminium FAQ

1Properties of Aluminum
The low environmental loading is due to material properties like corrosion resistance, light weight, and great strength. Aluminum is one of the world’s greatest used metals second only to iron.
2The reason for that is because of the special properties of aluminum which include:
· Light weight · Great strength · Greater flexibility · Easy to make · Superior resistance to deterioration · The ability to easily cut, drill, weld, bond, tape, and more
3Recycling of Aluminum
Aluminum keeps its special assets the way other materials do. It can also be used for the same thing repeatedly.
4Is Aluminum the best choice for fencing or railings?
For areas where snow is not an issue aluminum can be used for fencing. For areas where snow is an issue aluminum should only be utilized for small projects. Aluminum railings are great for Canadian winters, but for larger projects such as Aluminum fencing it is important to think about the weight of snow.
5Will powder coated Aluminum need additional upkeep?
It is simple enough to take care of powder coated aluminum after installation. Simply use a little soapy water with neutral detergent then rinse with plain water every six months. This will help to remove any buildup of pollens and pollutants. Marine and industrial areas will need to do this more frequently.
6Will my Aluminum railing last indefinitely?
Nothing is forever, however, Aluminum railings would last about 20 years if contact with caustic elements is limited.
7How can I help my Aluminum posts last longer?
No unique care is needed for aluminum. However, it is important to keep caustic materials such as salt or fertilizers away from aluminum exteriors.

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