The Lightweight and Rust-Proof Advantage of Aluminium

August 29, 2016

Aluminium or aluminium is a chemical element in the boron group. It is a soft silvery-white, nonmagnetic and supple metal. As well, it is the third most plentiful element in the Earth's crust. In fact, it makes up about 8% of the crust by mass. However, aluminium is very chemically reactive and native specimens are limited and rare.

Instead, it is found mixed with over 270 different minerals. The main ore of aluminium is bauxite.

Aluminium is also 3 1/2 times more durable than vinyl (PVC). It is also has a high strength-to-weight ratio making it 43 times stronger than wood. And with its unique features and ductile abilities, aluminium has gained in popularity for many household products.

One of the best ways to utilize the many features of aluminium is for the structure of windows and doors. In fact, many are so durable that they are even hurricane proof. Moreover, in the commercial market aluminium has long outperformed both wood and vinyl (PVC) windows. As well, it has proven that it is superior in strength and longevity. For residential applications, aluminium doors and windows are known to last than wood and vinyl (PVC), even decades. As well, aluminium is resistant to termites, rodents and bugs.

Lightweight and Rust-Proof

One of the greatest features of aluminium is that it is very lightweight. And because it is an extremely strong metal, it is used on jumbo jets. Moreover, aluminium is rust proof and can stand up to the corrosive coastal air and humidity. Plus it never rots, corrodes or warps.

Coastal conditions only emphasize the need for aluminium as a framing material. This lightweight, yet extremely strong metal is used on jumbo jets and stands up to the humid, corrosive coastal air by never warping, rotting or corroding.

Energy Conductivity

In spite of aluminium’s energy conductivity, minimal energy is actually lost. And when conjoined with a thermal break, it converts into a very energy efficient material. However, wood and vinyl absorb cold and heat into the frame. This actually causes the material to weaken early on. But aluminium is thermally stable.

As well, a lot of energy is lost with wood and vinyl windows because of the constant expansion and contraction. Moreover, aluminium is a non-combustible material.

Usually, wood and vinyl windows are rapidly damaged by heat, whereas aluminium retains its shape and form at 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.


Aluminium offers a large variety of rich and deluxe finishes. In addition, the lavish finishes require minimal amounts of maintenance. And being lightweight and rust-free, aluminium has quickly become one of the most durable and multi-faceted materials on the market.

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