Advantages of Aluminum Railings
Advantages of Aluminum Railings
Aluminum railings have been growing in popularity over the past 2 decades, and to find out why you need only consider the fact that aluminum is used in everything from space shuttles to aircraft to skyscrapers and just about everything in-between. In other words, aluminum is a strong, sturdy and dependable material that is vastly superior to other materials like plastic, woods or composites. If you want to know more about the many advantages of using aluminum railings in your home, consider the following guide to the very best benefits of installing aluminum railings.
They Do Not Require A Lot Of Maintenance
Unlike wood or wrought iron railings, which need to be painted and regularly maintained at least once or twice a year, aluminum railings are very low maintenance. Aluminum railings are given special treatment with a chemical wash that keeps the paint bonded to the material, helping it last for years–yes, years!–without needing to be touched up. All you need to do with aluminum is perform some regular cleaning now and then.
They are safer than other materials
Wood railings can grow rotten, decayed and fragile; steel and iron railings can begin to rust away, and PVC can become cracked in extreme temperatures. Aluminum, on the other hand, does not rot, is rust-resistant, and won’t crack during extreme temperatures. This type of durability helps ensure that the railings—and people who use them—are kept safe and secure for years to come.
They are more environmentally friendly
Aluminum is 100% recyclable, especially when compared to steel, PVC, and wood materials which are often left to the wayside or sent to rot at a dump. Aluminum railings and the scraps they leave behind at the factory won’t add to the ever-increasing amount of disposable materials left to fester at landfills.
They can be customized to suit any style
One of the most overlooked benefits of aluminum railings is their ability to be customized to just about any style. Aluminum can be shaped and moulded into a variety of interesting shapes and styles, especially when compared to the limited looks achievable through carved wood or standard mould metal railings.
They are corrosion resistant
Corrosion can be a killer for many types of materials, but not aluminum. Aluminum is corrosion-resistant in most types of climates and environments so you won’t have to worry about the material rusting and corroding over time. Make sure that you check up and then on the material to look for signs of rusting or corrosion, but it is highly unlikely that you will ever have to replace your aluminum railings due to corrosion.
Aluminum isn’t negatively impacted by UV rays
Over time, the sun will actually break down materials such as wood and PV through exposure to UV rays. UV rays can fade paints, crack PVC and plastic composite materials, and even help encourage the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. Aluminum will not break down due to regular UV ray exposure, making it ideal for outdoor railings.
If you are looking to talk to someone about your potential custom railings project, trust the experts at Mountain View Sun Decks to ensure you get the project done right. Contact us today to book your consultation and be sure to check out our “don’t pay until the job is complete” policy.