Are Composite Garden Screens Stronger than Aluminium?

 Are Composite Garden Screens Stronger than Aluminium? (Low)


Generally speaking, No. It depends on the specific material thickness and design of the composite garden screens and the aluminum screens in question. But Aluminum screens are known for their strength and durability. Composite screens can also be strong and long-lasting but tend to become brittle and snap easily when exposed to UV light. It is important to compare specific products and read reviews to determine which option may be stronger for your particular use case.

So which is better? An aluminium or composite screen.

The choice between an aluminum or composite fence depends on various factors such as your budget, the design and style you prefer, the level of privacy you need, and the environment in which you'll be installing the fence.

Aluminum fences are generally very strong, durable, low-maintenance, and come in a variety of designs and colors. They are also lightweight and easy to install. However, they may not be as cheap  as composite fences, but they are more suitable for areas with extreme weather conditions.

Composite fences, on the other hand, are made from a blend of wood and plastic, and they offer a more natural look and feel than aluminum. They are also generally resistant to weather, but are prone to rot, and insect damage like wooden fences. Composite fences can provide  privacy and come in various colors and styles. However, they are likely to crack and snap due to the large amount of expansion and contraction in sunlight and require more maintenance.

Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your specific needs, preferences, and budget. It's best to research the options available and consult with a professional to help you make an informed decision.

So what are the advantages?

Aluminum screens have several advantages in terms of strength and durability over a wood and plastic composite screen, including:

  • Strength: Aluminum is a strong material that can withstand strong winds and impacts without breaking. This makes it ideal for use in areas where high wind or kids playing ball games are common. In comparison, if an aluminum screen is bent and damaged, with some care you can bend the screen back to it’s original shape. Due to the composites brittle nature, the screen would snap and need to be replaced.
  • Durability: Aluminum is resistant to rust, corrosion, and other forms of degradation caused by exposure to the elements. This makes it a long-lasting option that requires very little maintenance over time. Composite screens are prone to rotting, insect damage. They are also not resistant to dogs using them as a chew toy.
  • Low-Maintenance: Unlike wood and plastic composite screens, aluminum screens do not require staining, painting, or sealing. This makes them a cost-effective option in the long term.

Lightweight: Aluminum is a lightweight material that is easy to install and handle. This makes it a popular choice for DIY projects and for situations where weight is a concern.

Overall, aluminum screens are a strong, durable, and low-maintenance option that can provide excellent value for money in the long term.

Can aluminium screens be modified?

Yes, aluminum screens can be modified to suit different needs and requirements. Since aluminum is a highly versatile material, it can be easily cut, bent, drilled, and welded to create custom shapes and designs. This means that you can modify aluminum screens to fit different sizes and shapes of openings, or to add unique features such as decorative accents or custom finishes.

Additionally, our aluminum screens are powder-coated in a wide range of colors to match your existing color scheme or to create a specific look or aesthetic. This makes aluminum screens a highly customizable option that can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences.