Industrial Doors Materials Volume 1. Metal, the Iron Curtain!
We all know Metal! The hard one. Wood’s big brother looking after him. Your business premises are most likely your #happyplace and one you would want to protect when normal trading hours aren’t at play or can’t resume normally. We have expanded on the right type of industrial doors to protect your premises and assets here in our regular Blog series. But beyond the wealth of designs, sizes and roller types to choose from, we need to take some time to focus on the key sheaths or slats that provide that extra layer of security for your business assets.
Metal – amplifying Sound outside but keeping inside activity to a hush.
By sound – and as with the aptly named musical genre – it’s loud when any attempted break-ins take place and alert the authorities because it’s so much so. But with its noise-cancelling capabilities from the inside, you could also be protecting your neighbourhood from unnecessary sound disruption emanating from your operations whilst helping to insulate your exterior and keeping your interiors ventilated.
Heavier & denser Industrial Doors mean strong and reliable entry. Which brings us to the age-old question – Steel or Aluminum? The Undisputed Champs (Heavy + Lightweight) of Metal. the topic of a recent article by US company, Monroe Engineering.
Steel, the Solid and Undisputed King of Heavy Metal
Even with the possibility of corrosion, Steel is harder than Aluminum. It is strong and less likely to warp, deform or bend underweight, force or heat. Nevertheless, the strength of steel’s tradeoff is that steel, as an iron-clad curtain is much denser than aluminium. Typically, steel doors are 2.5 times denser than their aluminium counterpart.
This is where Aluminum generates its own benefits. Aluminium building products are made from alloys that are weather-proof, corrosion-resistant and immune to the harmful effects of UV rays. Thus, ensuring optimal performance over a very long lifetime. Aluminium doors offer your business a durable, lighter and flexible roller shutter doors option, with the bonus of unlimited design potential.
Aluminium – the Lightweight, eco-friendlier Metal-Head or Industrial Doors
Aluminium is also more reactive than carbon so it must be extracted from its compounds using electrolysis. Even though Aluminium is more abundant than iron in the earth’s crust, the former is more expensive than the latter. This is mainly because of the large amounts of electrical energy used in the extraction process thereof.
Thermal Efficiency and Insulation plays a role, as unpainted aluminium can reduce heat transmission by up to 9.50 C due to its high thermal insulation properties. This is significant in reducing the ever-increasing operating costs of air conditioning.
Back to the metal of the audible kind, it’s loud – proud and when emanating from the speakers of a teenager’s room in the 90’s – it generally sends out the same message as an aluminium industrial door after hours: KEEP OUT!
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