Did you know that in the nineteenth century, aluminum was considered almost as precious as gold and silver? It is true because it is was so difficult to extract. But in the twenty-first century, aluminum is strong and makes an excellent option for exterior doors. Durable and easy to customize, Aluminum is only around thirty percent of the weight of steel, so it is often used in many construction projects. The material is easy to give a nice finish too and is a simple way for homeowners to give a new appearance to their door. Read on to learn more.
Aluminum Door Costs
Inexpensive, aluminum doors average $400 with costs ranging from $300 to $500 for the US in 2020. The low price is because the material is so widely available ad can be recycled requiring a mere fraction of energy to collect new aluminum. So, if you are a homeowner looking to “go green” aluminum doors are a top-grade option.
Aluminum Door Durability
Some people think aluminum as a softer metal but in fact it is very strong. When the temperature gets lowered, aluminum does not weaken – however it has been known to become weaker in higher temperatures because of its high conductivity to heat. Even if they remain untreated, aluminum doors are very resistant to corrosion, again making it ideal for door construction.
Aluminum Door Care
Treatment is often not needed on aluminum doors, but surface treatment is a good idea to provide additional electrical insulation. Marks and scratches can easily ne touched up to look nice on an aluminum door. Before you paint it, should you choose to do so, a small abrasive pad can recommend remove small marks.
Exterior aluminum doors generally have an R-value between R-1 and R-2 so are not a great energy efficient option.
Made of inexpensive material and very strong makes aluminum ideal for exterior doors. Although not especially energy efficient, it is easy to maintain and repair.
Custom Commercial Doors in Scottsdale by Artistic Alloys
Artistic Alloys & Design of Scottsdale, Arizona can design, fabricate, and install custom metal work including custom commercial doors all over the Phoenix area. With services for both residential and commercial properties, your business can be equally secure. If you have a property that needs to be more secure and upgraded visually, we are excited about your project and can offer help with all stages of the process. Contact Artistic Alloys & Design today at 480-941-2611 or by filling out our convenient contact form.