The Science Behind Aluminium Garage Doors: How They’re Made and Their Benefits


Aluminium garage doors are exceptionally popular options in South Africa, where currently, householders’ finances are tight and economic conditions are trying, to say the least. Although these security and aesthetically enhancing doors are remarkably affordable when compared with other options, their sought-after status extends considerably further than cost-saving.


In this article, we’ll explore the creation of aluminium garage doors, the benefits they offer, as well as a few interesting facts about them.


The CreatioAluminium Garage Doors l Their Creation and Benefitsn of Aluminium Garage Doors


Contrary to some misconceptions, aluminium is not an alloy but a chemical element. To make aluminium, we first mine bauxite from the ground, then process it to get a substance called alumina. After that, we use a special method that involves melting the alumina with the help of another material called cryolite, which makes it easier to extract pure aluminium. This aluminium is what we use to make garage doors and many other items.


The journey from raw bauxite to the sleek aluminium garage doors we see today is a fascinating one. After extracting pure aluminium through the process described above, manufacturers then melt this metal down and cast it into various shapes and forms, including sheets and panels used in garage doors. These aluminium sheets are then treated and finished with various coatings to enhance their durability, appearance, and resistance to weather and corrosion.


Benefits of Aluminium Garage Doors


The affordability of our aluminium garage doors contributes significantly to their popularity. Additionally, several key features offer substantial benefits to our customers, including:


  • Aluminium is a lightweight material, making it ideal to produce lightweight garage doors, without causing undue strain on working components, such as mounting brackets, cables, springs, and the motor.


  • Maintenance costs of aluminium doors may be lower too.


  • Aluminium is durable and corrosion–resistant, which is particularly important in regions that experience high humidity.


  • This material is flexible, yet impermeable.


  • It is a sustainable, recyclable material that doesn’t degrade or lose its intrinsic quality throughout repeated recycling processes. It’s estimated that about 75% of aluminium ever produced is still in use, because of its capacity for infinite recyclability.


At Chateau Doors, our aluminium garage doors are available in a variety of designs and fade-resistant colours, ensuring that we offer a wide selection of finishes to complement your home, architectural style, and budget.


Fun Aluminium Facts


Here are a few fun facts about aluminium that add to the appeal of this amazing element:


  • Aluminium is the most abundant metal and the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, following oxygen and silicon.
  • Napoleon lll reputedly acquired aluminium plates and cutlery to use when hosting important guests, since aluminium’s supposed rarity at the time made the material more valuable than gold.
  • Alum, an aluminium-based salt, was utilised by the ancient Greeks for its astringent and antiseptic properties, which found applications in purifying water, in medicine, and in the dyeing process as a mordant to fix dyes to fabrics.
  • In their quest for durable, lightweight components with which to improve their chances of achieving flight, the Wright brothers incorporated aluminium in their aircraft engines.
  • Today, aluminium is widely used in the aviation and space industries.


More Than Good for Garage Doors


Since aluminium was good enough for Napoleon lll, the Wright brothers, and NASA, it most certainly is beyond great as a durable material to produce aluminium garage doors, which simultaneously enhance your home’s security and exciting aesthetics.


At Chateau Doors, we focus on the manufacture, supply, installation, repair, and service of garage doors. In fact, our enterprise was established in response to the increasing demand for quality aluminium garage doors.


We look forward to being of service to you, so contact us for all your associated requirements.


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