Patio umbrella frames can be manufactured from several different materials including aluminum. In this blog, you will learn about aluminum in detail and discover why it is one of the most popular materials used when creating a strong, reliable outdoor umbrella. Besides its strength and durability, aluminum is the third most abundant element, behind oxygen and silicon and is the earth’s most abundant metal found in the earth’s crust. Aluminum makes up approximately 8% by weight of the worlds solid surface. Although aluminum is not one of the most dense metals, it is remarkably resistant to corrosion.
Aluminum components are vital to many different structural components and other technology we enjoy today. Durable, lightweight, soft and malleable with a the look of dull to silvery gray depending on the roughness of the surface of the metal. A fresh film can serve as a great reflector of visible light and also an outstanding 98% blockage of far and medium infrared radiation. Being soft and malleable, aluminum is easily drawn, extruded, cast and machined. It is about one-third the density of steel. Aluminum frames are one of the most popular because it is light-weight, easy to move around but at the same time durable and corrosion resistant. Aluminum frames are especially popular with buyers who are looking for an environmentally friendly material. Aluminum is theoretically 100% recyclable without loss of its natural qu