Aluminum has a wide array of specialty purposes, including being used to make foil, bicycle frames, ladders, mail boxes, staples, nails and screws, various computer components, sinks and faucets and other household elements, screen doors and window frames, patio furniture, pots and gardening products, gates and fencing, and more.
Aluminum’s used so much for so many different specialty items for a number of reasons. It is a metal which is widely available and also, very eco-friendly. Aluminum’s a 100% recyclable material, with many aluminum products in the marketplace being made from partly recycled material. It has some insulation characteristics which make it favorable to building, it’s energy-efficient, and it is much less wasteful to produce and transport than its alternatives.
Aluminum’s performance is perhaps the top reason why so many parties use it as their main material. It’s anodized, giving the surface a durable, corrosion-resistant finish which helps to make it last for decades. Aluminum is lighter in weight than steel and is in fact commonly chose to replace steel on various construction, infrastructure, transportation, and architectural projects. There’s little to no maintenance required to keep up aluminum’s performance either.
Among aluminum’s many advantages is its sleek appearance which can be easily suited to almost any aesthetic or look you that may be wanted. Various metallic glosses or colors are regularly featured in aluminum use. Aluminum also has tremendous formability, meaning a manufacturer can shape the material according to any design ensuring it meets functional standards as well as appearance.
To these points, aluminum can be purchase in a wide variety of different thicknesses as well as in corrugated, perforated, laser cut, with gradients, with engravings, and in other forms. As evidenced, aluminum can be formed and made into almost anything however common or uncommon it may be. Though aluminum metal may come at a higher upfront cost than some other materials including steel, the savings you see in the long-term as well as for its eco-friendliness makes it well worth it.
Are you thinking about using aluminum for your next specialty project? To hear more insight on whether aluminum is right for what you need it to do, speak to a representative today.