Aluminium is a popular metal for automatic gates with good reason. It provides numerous benefits, such as the ones listed below.
The Durability Of Aluminium
A gate stands outside in the rain and hail and needs to cope with a range of harsh weather conditions. Aluminium is ideal for this job, as one of its greatest strengths is its anti-corrosive nature. Any aluminium object, including a gate, automatically develops a layer of oxide over its surface when exposed to air, so it self-protects from rust.
Aluminium, like many metals, is an alloy which combines with other chemicals that provide specific attributes. While it is soft in its pure form, once merged with other elements, aluminium is sturdy and durable. It is also extremely lightweight which helps with installation and set-up.
The Design Range That's On Offer
Aluminium gates come in a wide variety of styles and colours which gives design freedom when matching it to your home. Tubular metal gates with flat or loop tops or more elaborate spearhead models range from simple to ornate forms that can channel decorative wrought iron. Alternatively, straightforward slat gates can balance needs for both privacy and security, by providing options in slat width and spacing.
Powder coating can colour the metal a variety of shades so you can blend the gate with your home's architecture or the landscape. During this process, a dry powder spray of pigments and resins meld over the metal surface while it's baking in an industrial furnace. As well as creating a smooth, attractive finish, this also protects the gate from the weather and elements. Overall, you will have an abundant choice when selecting the gate design and colour.
The Ultimate Low-Maintenance Automatic Gate
Because of its attributes, aluminium is ultra low-maintenance. Unlike wood, it doesn't need tedious regular resealing or oiling. Iron and some kinds of steel can rust if their outer coating scratches and they thus need extra attention. However, aluminium naturally repels rust regardless of what happens. Powder coating, in particular, is sturdy and chip resistant and doesn't require any specific cleaning processes.
Overall, this metal is ideal for automatic gates. Naturally rust resistant, it is also sturdy and long lasting. It doesn't rot, crack or warp. Once installed, your gateway will be the ultimate in no-fuss maintenance, and you will almost be able to simply forget it, except to enjoy the convenience as it automatically opens and closes on demand.