Aluminum capping is a process of applying thin aluminum sheets of metal over wood trim. It is very commonly used on wooden door and window frames. Aluminum capping gives your doors and windows a clean, finished look but that isn’t the only benefit. Here is a list of reasons why you should consider adding aluminum capping to your window and door projects, especially around your garage door!
Aluminum capping provides a seamless finish. Considering your garage door is probably the largest exterior feature on your home, you want to be sure that it looks great! Wooden frames that are cracked and chipping will greatly take away from your curb appeal.
2. Virtually zero maintenance
Are you tired of stripping, sanding, restaining or repainting your wooden frame? It’s time consuming and a lot of work. You can eliminate the need for all of this by getting aluminum capping around your garage door. Aluminum capping is basically maintenance free. A gentle wipe down once or twice a year with a mild detergent is all that is needed.
3. Aluminum capping will protect the wooden frame
Your wooden frame will last a lot longer if it is protected from the elements. Aluminum capping will protect the wood and prevent it from rotting and becoming moldy.
4. Highly durable
Aluminum is one of the most durable materials, meaning that it won’t rust or fade for many years. You won’t even need to think about replacing it for decades!
5. Stop rodents from chewing
Wood frames can easily be chewed through by annoying pests such as mice which can allow them access into your garage. One way you can help prevent this is capping the frame. They can’t chew through metal.
6. Wide variety of colours
There is a large range of colours to choose from so you can match the framing to your garage door or the exterior of your home. You can even pick a contrasting colour to make your door stand out. Whatever style you have in mind, there is an aluminum colour to get your desired look.
7. Energy efficient
Aluminum capping will create a weather resistance barrier to help keep out the drafts. This will improve your home’s energy efficiency.
8. Add value to your home
By boosting your curb appeal, your home will gain value! If you have any questions regarding aluminum capping, feel free to contact us! Our aluminum capping specialists are here to help and we offer free estimates!