If you’re installing an aluminum fence, make sure you always purchase fencing materials that come with a powder coating. Available for just over a half century, powder coated aluminum is a popular option when buying an aluminum fence because of its protective and decorative finishes, its available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, and is excellent durability wise.
How Powder Coated Aluminum Is Made
The process for powder coating isn’t that intricate, but it does end up producing a fine product that we think is an essential item for any aluminum fence. First, the fence materials are cleaned and prepped for treatment. Then the fence is either dipped into an electro-statically charged color powder or sprayed with the powder. The charge holds the powder to the metal surface.
The powder is then baked onto the fence, it melts and flows forming a solid layer. The layer of the coating is approximately twice the thickness of a baked enamel or acrylic finish. This makes the fence more resistant to scratches and allows the beauty to last longer. Your powder coated aluminum fence will give you long-lasting beauty at a very reasonable cost.
Why Choose Powder Coated Aluminum?
Powder coating creates an attractive, durable, high-quality finish, which serves to increase the life of your fence. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, chemicals, fading, and general wear and tear than other finishes.
When you install an aluminum fence, you don’t want to spend ample amounts of time having to maintain it. Powder coating means you can build your fence and then simply enjoy it for many years to come.
Why Powder Coated Aluminum Is Better Than Paint
Powder coated surfaces are less likely to scratch, chip or fade than paint or other finishes and are also more resistant to wear and tear over time. Powder coating is also more environmentally friendly than liquid paint, since it uses no solvents and eliminates pollutants in the air.
Powder coating finishes last much longer than liquid paint applications, and require just one single application.
Why Powder Coated Aluminum Is So Durable
According to the Powder Coating Institute, powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. This reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.
Depending upon the color you choose, powder coating can also reduce the amount of heat that the fence absorbs in sunny conditions. This makes a fence gate or handles less likely to burn your hands when you open it. In general, the life expectancy of powder coating is longer than paint, making it a more reliable finish.
In short, powder coating is tough, looks amazing and it lasts a long time. It also helps sustain our environment. If you plan to install an aluminum fence, we suggest using powder coating to increase your fence’s overall value and beauty. That’s why Powers Fence Supply sells and distributes aluminum fence materials with powder coating on them—we always offer high-quality materials at an affordable price to our customers!
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