WHY ALUMINUM IS BETTER THAN STEEL

PROPERTY

 

ALUMINUM

 

STEEL

 

ADVANTAGE

 

Corrosion/

Resistance

 

Aluminum fence lasts FOREVER without fading, rusting or repainting

 

No matter how coated, steel fence deteriorates over time

 

Aluminum

 

Aesthetics

 

Aluminum fence is connected to punched posts for a beautiful aesthetic look

 

Steel fence panels are connected to posts with unsightly brackets

 

Aluminum

 

Strength

 

Aluminum has a very good strength to weight ratio

 

Steel requires much greater weight for the same strength

 

Aluminum

 

Density Impact on Costs

 

Aluminum is 1/3 the weight of steel making it less expensive to manufacture, ship, handle and install

 

Steel is 3x heavier than aluminum, making it more expensive to manufacture, ship, handle and install

 

Aluminum

 

Density Impact on Gates

 

Aluminum’s lighter weight on swing and slide gates puts less stress on mechanics including hinges and gate operators

 

Steel requires significantly stronger hardware to support the gate as well as requiring more power on operators

 

Aluminum

 

Flexibility

 

Aluminum extrusions offer total design flexibility with unlimited custom options

 

Steel cannot always be shaped or designed with flexibility

 

Aluminum

 

Green

 

Aluminum is easily and valuably recyclable and routinely processed into new extrusions

 

Steel has low scrap value and is expensive to reprocess

 

Aluminum

 

Tariff

 

Newly imposed tariffs on aluminum imports are 10%

 

Newly imposed tariffs on steel imports are 25%


Aluminum