Every day our team receives questions about our aluminum sheeting products from clients around the country. As the leading supplier and distributor in aluminum sheeting in the US, we pride ourselves on assisting our clients with whatever questions they have about our products. Surprisingly, we tend to see prospective partners inquiring about some of the most common myths surrounding aluminum sheets. Thankfully we here at Wrisco are here to dispel these myths and provide you with the facts about aluminum sheets and how they can be a huge benefit to your next project.
Myth: Aluminum Rusts Just Like Iron and Steel
Fact: Rusting is a type of corrosion that’s specific to iron, steel, and other ferrous metals. In fact, rusting is just another name for “iron oxide”, or when iron and iron-based alloys bond with oxygen. As aluminum sheets do not contain iron, rusting is not a concern. The oxidation process is a major benefit for aluminum. When aluminum bonds with oxygen, it forms aluminum oxide, which creates a very hard layer that protects the aluminum from being damaged indefinitely.
Myth: Aluminum Is Not Readily Available, Making It More Expensive Than Alternatives
Fact: There is a major misconception that aluminum sheets are far more expensive than typical materials like steel when in actuality one of the most cost-effective building materials available. Aluminum sheeting’s strength-to-weight ratio provides customers with a lower overall cost per square foot use. Anodized aluminum weighs 60% less than stainless steel, brass, and copper allowing you to get far more bang for your buck. Aluminum sheeting can keep its cost down since there is such a high volume available worldwide compared to traditional materials.
Myth: Aluminum Does Not Hold Up To The Durability Of Steel
Fact: While steel is rather durable, aluminum can be just as tough. Thanks to Wrisco’s coil anodizing process, anodized aluminum creates an oxidized layer that is three times stronger than standard aluminum sheeting. This allows our aluminum sheeting to withstand even the toughest environmental stresses. You will never have to worry about your aluminum sheets getting weathered or rusted. While highly durable, anodized aluminum is also highly versatile, capable of being utilized in several different applications, such as:
- Architectural Exterior
- Windows and Doors
- Rail Cars
- Interior Wall Panels
- Curtain Walls
- Food Service
- Architectural Interior
- Signage and Nameplates
- Exterior Panels
- Recreational Vehicles
The team here at Wrisco is more than happy to help dispel any other myths you may have heard about aluminum sheets and showcase their variety of uses and benefits for your upcoming project. Have a question, or ready to inquire about an order? Contact us today and a team representative will assist!