Why aluminium is ideal for canopies

If you are looking for a canopy for your home or business, one thing you will need to consider carefully is the material. You have many options to select from, yet aluminium is definitely one of the best ones. With that being said, let’s take a look at the benefits of aluminium canopies in further detail.

What are the benefits of aluminium canopies?

There are a number of different reasons why aluminium is a great choice for a canopy, so let’s explore them in further detail:

You can save money

There is only one place to begin, and this is with the cost savings associated with aluminium. Steel is typically between 20 and 25 per cent higher per LF of finished material when compared with aluminium. Therefore, you will get all of the benefits we mention below, and you can experience these at a lower cost as well.

Internal drainage

You can also get internal drainage when it comes to aluminium canopies. Water will drain down and out using downspouts, columns, and breams. All you need to do is give us a call to discuss your specific requirements. 

Lightweight 

Another benefit associated with aluminium is the fact that it is lightweight. It weighs less than one-third of the weight of steel. This is why it is considered one of the most efficient structural materials. Having a low weight yet a high level of strength makes it one of the best possible materials for a canopy, whether residential or commercial. 

No rust or corrosion 

Aluminium is not going to rust in any weather conditions. It is highly resistant to corrosion. Unlike other materials, such as steel, that are susceptible to rusting, particularly when they are used outdoors, the natural properties of aluminium contribute to it being highly durable. 

Sustainability

Last but not least, aluminium is a 100 percent sustainable and recyclable material that is never going to lose its properties. In fact, according to the Aluminium Association, 75 percent of all of this material that has ever been created is still being used today.

Hopefully, we’ve now explained everything you need to know about aluminium canopies and the benefits associated with them. If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information on how to find the right canopy for your needs.