Aluminium is highly resistant to weathering, even in polluted industrial atmospheres. For this reason aluminium is widely considered as being a low maintenance metal.
This unique material only shows slight superficial deterioration when exposed to most normal environments, even over prolonged periods of time.
Special finishes, such as anodising and powder coating, are sometimes applied to provide enhanced durability, specific appearances or coloured effects.
A regular cleaning programme however, particularly in external situations, is recommended to help maintain the best possible finish and in this section you will find some helpful guidance.