After steel, most of the people choose aluminum as the main material for construction purposes whether a commercial building or a domestic dwelling. Because a major percentage of the annual aluminum production is used by construction industry, there are many aluminum companies in Dubai, one of them is Zayn steel that offers every kind of aluminum grade. it is used for a wide variety of construction including windows, roofing, cladding, curtain walling, architectural hardware, H&V, shop fitting and partitions and many others. Although pure smelter aluminum has a relatively low strength, but when alloyed it becomes a material with improved strength for construction purpose.
Aluminium properties that makes it a building material of the modern age
In modern times, construction of buildings do not merely means erecting building that are functional. Aesthetic and design considerations along with ecological demands while constructing a building are also considered important. And this is why the materials used for construction of the building are given a major significance. Aluminum is widely considered as the building material of the modern times because of the following properties.
- Strength to weight ratio
The exceptional strength to weight ratio of aluminum is the primary reason for its appeal. It is around 66% lighter than steel and is also far less susceptible to bents and fractures than steel. The greater modulus of elasticity makes the strength to weight ratio of 1:2 easily obtainable. Compared to the steel sections, those of aluminum are thin and deep and hence are strong and rigid and also because this material is not affected by moisture and do not warp or rot, it is considered to make the windows and doors of the building.
- Low maintenance requirements
Although aluminum forms a protective oxide layer as soon as it is exposed to air and so has a natural built in durability, but it is still treated or coated with the process of anodization. This coating enhances the durability of aluminum and makes it more durable, withstanding the aggressive environmental elements. This process also allows aluminum products to accept coloring agents like organic dies, pigments, electrolytes or metallic. This is why aluminum is available in a wide range of colors and also require a low maintenance.
Zayn Steel happens to be a renowned and experienced trader and srockist of steel and aluminum products that deals with various big aluminum companies in Dubai and hence is counted as the best supplier of aluminum.