Why Use Aluminum For Making Upright Scaffolding Materials

February 28, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Scaffold News

Why Use Aluminum For Making Upright Scaffolding Materials

5 reasons why we should be using aluminum for scaffold material and so are other industries as well.

The use of aluminum as a material of choice for modern day scaffolding jobs is highly practical and obvious – as durable as steel when alloyed, lightweight and not prone to corrosion or oxidation – compared to iron-based metals.

The building industry is highly dependent on aluminum and although it is made up of a combination of metal compounds, it is highly abundant and processed mostly for large-scale industrial and construction uses.

Why Use Aluminum For Making Upright Scaffolding Materials?

Why Use Aluminum For Making Upright Scaffolding Materials?

So is the upright aluminum scaffold industry, which makes good use of aluminum for a wide range of specialty aluminum scaffold varieties for many practical uses.

Here are some of the notable advantages of aluminum scaffolding;

  • Stability. Scaffolding made out of aluminum is structurally stable. Just like scaffold engine maintenance platforms, maximum stability is achieved with  proper and sufficient gauge thickness and diameter of the aluminum structure, which is lighter compared to iron of the same thickness and diameter.
  •  Load stress for iron is greater as it gets heavier, whereas for aluminum, it deals with lower stress when pressure is applied because of its light weight.
  • Portability. This makes aluminum the popular choice for making cleanroom scaffolds and custom scaffold workstands.  Durable and corrosion-free, aluminum is easily portable and transportable. Moving between workplaces and jobsites is relatively easy.
  • Durability. Aluminum is as durable as iron, but more resilient compared to wood or fiberglass materials. An alloyed aluminum used for structures is as strong as steel, only lighter. However, it is a no-brainer compared to fiberglass or wood.  Just like in ancient China when they were using bamboo poles, wood tends to become more unstable and wobbly, while fiberglass has a maximum tolerable peak load that causes it to shatter once it reaches capacity.
  • Cost. Due to its abundance, aluminum is by far the most affordable and durable option compared to any other forms of scaffolding material. It also lasts longer because aluminum is 100% recyclable with very minimal to no waste material produced. Aluminum does not corrode like iron, thus aluminum retains its strength for years and years on end when iron has been consumed by corrosion and oxidation.
  • Versatility. There are a lot of uses for aluminum, from common household items, sliding door, frames, screens and windows, precision- milled engine casings, tools and parts. etc. Aluminum by far is the metal that has thousands of potential uses for our everyday needs. The possibilities are endless.

No wonder it makes me confident to say that aluminum needs to be the best choice for making upright aluminum scaffolding.

We have all the right reasons in the world to trust it and using it can be safe, efficient and productive.