Whether for residential doors and windows or colouring commercial glazing and curtain walling, the powder coating for aluminium provides the best protection and colour choices for virtually any type of window or door type, size, function and specification. For residential property the powder coating for aluminium is an advanced process but one that must also appeal to the investment homeowners make in their homes. For commercial glazing, aluminium must meet the performance requirements for the building use.
What is powder coating and how does it work
Powder coating is a type of powder-based finish that can be applied to metals such as aluminium. It is an electrostatic application process where powder particles are sprayed onto the surface and then heated until it forms a protective film. Powder coated surfaces offer long lasting durability, excellent weather resistance, and great colour retention.
The benefits of aluminium powder coated frames
Powder coating for aluminium provides a number of benefits. It is corrosion-resistant, fade resistant, and helps to reduce the amount of scratches and dents that can be caused by weathering or everyday wear and tear. Additionally, powder coating also offers superior durability compared to other window finishing options. You can find out more about powder coatings vs anodising finishes, that is not the same process.
Powder coating for aluminium colours and textures
Powder coating is available in various colours, ranging from powder white to powder black and about 200 colours or so in between. Add to this the different powder manufacturers and the option of matt, satin or gloss colours and there are thousands of combinations for colour. .
You can also choose different textures and effects such as matte, glossy or textured finishes. This allows you to match the powder coated windows and doors to the colour scheme of your home.
Are powder coated windows different for houses vs commercial buildings?
When choosing powder coated aluminium windows and doors for your home, it is important to consider the colour and finish that will best complement your existing décor. You also need to take into account the climate conditions in your region, as some powder coating colours may not be suitable for extremely hot or cold climates. Speak to a professional glazing installer and their material supplier and it is also possible to get aluminium with coastal or chlorine protection and other finishes intended for specific environments.
For commercial glazing, the application process is the same when carried out by a professional and certified colour applicator. However, commercial glazing can have even better coating guarantees, especially for skyscrapers, buildings in city centre environments, or where a special type of protection may be required.
Installation tips for powder coated aluminium windows and doors
When it comes to installation, powder coated aluminium windows and doors are easy to install and require minimal maintenance afterwards. However, it is important to ensure that the powder coated window frames are properly sealed and that all gaps are filled with sealant or weatherstripping. This will help keep the powder coating from peeling or fading. So, if the powder paint gets damaged, don’t leave it – arrange a professional repair.
What about maintenance of powder coating for aluminium?
Finally, powder coated aluminium windows and doors require regular simple maintenance in order to ensure they remain looking their best. This can include cleaning with a mild detergent and water and reapplying powder coating every few years to maintain the original colour. Additionally, powder coated windows should be inspected regularly for any signs of wear or damage.
It is easy to assume that a powder-coated window is a ‘fit and forget’ product because its durability and low maintenance properties are so heavily marketed. Low maintenance does not mean no maintenance. Take care of your coloured aluminium windows and doors.
Professional applicators of colour for aluminium profiles
Powder coated aluminium windows and doors are an excellent choice for creating a beautiful and durable look for any dwelling or commercial building. By understanding powder coating, the benefits it offers, and how to properly install and maintain powder-coated windows and doors, you can ensure that new glazing will last for many years and perform correctly.
For more information on powder coating, getting your aluminium profiles coloured by us at Superior, contact us using our form or why not call us and discuss your requirements with us.