T6 aluminum is a specific heat-treated aluminum alloy known for its exceptional strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance. Palmiye uses the high grade T6 aluminum with an electro static powder coating in all of the pergolas we build. The powder coating gives the aluminum the resistance to corrosion from the elements, and allows us to give each of our customers a 10-year warranty on all aluminum in your Palmiye pergola. Personally, we believe one of the greatest factors is that your pergola will be literally maintenance free for at least the first decade of use. That is simply not a warranty that and wood covered patio can give. They require constant mantenance and painting to keep it safe from the elements, and most wood structures will need to be almost completely replaced after 10 years of use.
Here are the top 10 benefits of using T6 aluminum in your pergola:
1. High Strength: T6 aluminum has impressive strength properties, making it suitable for applications requiring structural integrity and load-bearing capabilities.
2. Lightweight: Like all aluminum alloys, T6 aluminum is lightweight, making it ideal for industries where weight reduction is crucial, such as aerospace and automotive.
3. Excellent Machinability: T6 aluminum has good machinability, allowing for easier shaping, cutting, and fabrication compared to many other metals.
4. Weldability: T6 aluminum is generally weldable, allowing for joining parts and structures using various welding techniques.
5. Corrosion Resistance: Aluminum naturally forms a protective oxide layer that resists corrosion, and the T6 temper enhances this characteristic, making it resistant to environmental elements.
6. Good Formability: T6 aluminum can be formed into different shapes without compromising its mechanical properties, making it versatile for various manufacturing processes.
7. Heat Resistance: T6 aluminum retains its strength even at elevated temperatures, making it suitable for applications exposed to heat and thermal stress.
8. Electrical Conductivity: Aluminum, including T6 aluminum, possesses excellent electrical conductivity, making it useful in electrical and electronic applications.
9. Recyclability: Aluminum is highly recyclable, and T6 aluminum is no exception. Recycling aluminum requires significantly less energy compared to primary production, making it an environmentally friendly choice.
10. Wide Range of Applications: T6 aluminum finds applications in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, marine, construction, electronics, and consumer goods.
You can reach one of our Palmiye Design Consultants at 888-725-6493 and let them help you design the perfect outdoor space. Whether you are trying to create the perfect back yard, or you are expanding your restaurant with outdoor seating, we can set a time to come see you and start measuring your space, designing, and planning everything out. We are always here to help!