Stainless steel main gate or aluminum main gate|Know the metal
Know the metal for your main gate, stainless steel main gate or aluminum main gate
Unless you are well versed in the language of metals and their usage, you probably won’t think much about the difference between steel and aluminum. Below are the differences between stainless steel and aluminum. Keep these in mind when deciding which type of metal to use for your main gate.
Aluminum is a low density metal that is often used because of its innate ability to resist all sorts of corrosion. It is lightweight, soft yet durable, malleable and ductile. Its appearance can range from something silvery to those that carry a duller gray tinge to it. This depends upon the roughness of its surface.
Steel on the other hand is an alloy which is primarily made up of carbon and iron. Whilst carbon may be the most common alloying material used for iron, there are also a variety of other elements that can be used. Stainless steel is an alloy metal consisting of chromium and iron. Stainless steel does not rust or corrode easily like other metals.
|Is an element but not an alloy||Alloy of iron and chromium|
|Lighter and not very strong compared to steel||Heavier and stronger than aluminum|
|Doesn’t give out sparks||Gives out sparks when subjected to a grinder|
|Less reactive||More reactive than aluminum|
|Cheaper due to simple refining process||More expensive than aluminum because it involves a lengthy refining process|
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