Have you noticed that most outdoor patio furniture is made of aluminum? If you are a lover of outdoor patio furniture, you know why that is, but if not, here are some of the reasons why you should opt for aluminum patio furniture:
Other outdoor patio furniture items are made from different materials such as wood, cast iron and steel. Compared to all these materials, aluminum is the best choice because it is very light in weight. Despite it being lightweight, aluminum outdoor furniture is strong enough to withstand heavy weight. It is actually similar when it comes to iron or steel patio furniture, but it is far lighter than tropical hardwoods (teak or mahogany). Since it is lightweight, it makes it easier for buyers to transport aluminum outdoor patio furniture from one point to another. It is also easy for consumers to move it around their own patio or yard, should they decide to rearrange their outdoor furniture items.
Aluminum, unlike iron or steel, does not rust. Other materials can be easily damaged in a short period of time when exposed to moist or salty outdoor air. There is a very thin layer on the surface of unfinished aluminum that does oxidize, but that very layer protects the rest of the material from further damaging or weatherizing. Aluminum furniture keeps its finish and it does not dry out or crack like wooden furniture even when exposed to long periods of sunlight. Aluminum powder-coat finishes are easily maintained and they do not require periodic refinishing and stripping like wood does.
When it comes to versatility, aluminum is a very versatile material. In fact, it is used not just in furniture, but in other decorative items as well. Its simplest form is by using plastic webbing stretched over an extruded aluminum frame. Other complex forms include classical or modern designs using cast aluminum. Patio furniture made from aluminum is manufactured easily compared to other materials. Also, aluminum has a melting point far lower than steel or iron, so the processes needed to produce it are less energy-intensive than those of ferrous metals. Aluminum can be extruded or cast into any design or shape.
Here at Palm Casual, we make quality aluminum patio furniture for you and your guests to enjoy. We have a wide variety of designs and styles for you to choose from. If you are not into aluminum outdoor furniture, we also have other items made of wicker, cast aluminum, pipe and recycled plastic. Check out our 30-day money-back guarantee and our affordable prices!