First of all, why aluminum?
Aluminium is a unique and widely versatile metal. It’s infinitely recyclable and can be reshaped over and over throughout its life cycle without any deterioration. In fact, nearly 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use to this day! Aluminum products are light weight (a third of the weight of steel!), resistant to corrosion, and strong, making it the perfect railing materials. It’ll keep your deck safe and low maintenance, without the worry of rot or instability.
How to Maintain Your Aluminum Rails
While one of the biggest benefits of alunium railings is their low maintenance needs, a tiny bit of elbow grease will help extend the look and life of your railing. Aluminum railings should be cleaned approximately every three months using a mild soap and water. This will help prevent any build ups of dirt, pollen or any other outdoor pollutants such as sap or bugs. After washing, rinse with clean water to remove any residual trace of soap. Avoid using abrasive products to avoid scuffing or scratching the surface.
If the surface of your aluminum railing is scuffed, Vim or an equivalent cleaning product can be used on non-metallic and non-textured finishes to gently remove scratches. Always spot test your cleaning product on a inconspicuous area of your railing beforehand! Vim or similar products can also be used to remove the white powder that can form on the surface of your rails. This powder is a by-product of the oxidation process between aluminum and oxygen that results in aluminum’s anti-corrosive properties.
The fasteners on your railing should be checked once a year as a safety measure to ensure that they haven’t loosen over time.
Calgary's Best works with two great aluminum railings companies to provide you with the best quality on the market. Both of the companies are Canadian companies, who can work with us to help create the deck you've envisioned.
Innovative Aluminum Systems
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