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Different Types of Aluminum Profiles

Release time:2022-07-18

Aluminum can be used as an alternative to different metals, and it vary in profile types depending on the application.  Besides, the profiles can come in a wide variety of thicknesses. But it is all critical in providing form or function to a particular structure. Aluminum is a cost-effective material for reinforcing structures because the lightweight provides resistance against wind, rain, fireworks, and other foreign substances. In addition to its use in industry and architecture, shipbuilders commonly use aluminum profiles to design boat hulls and watercraft.

All the different forms of aluminum profiles result from the extrusion process, where the aluminum billet is processed through a tooling dye of different cross-sections. In this post, we will talk about the eight commonest kinds. Read on to discover more. 


SD Aluminum Profile


Aluminum profiles are the most commonly used style of windows. They can either be custom built-in or purchased as a finished product and generally come in two distinct styles: flat and curved. Aluminum is resistant to water and, therefore, a very attractive option for window framing. Aluminum is also incredibly corrosion-resistant, making it aesthetically pleasing and very practical as a construction material in building frames for homes and other structures. 

While it's important to consider the beauty and elegance of your home, it's also important to keep safety at the forefront. The SD aluminum profile is a prime choice for sliding window frames as it can help support housing development that meets all required standards and regulations. Amongst the different aluminum profiles, the SD has the most unique application, which hinges on its lightweight nature. 

The Hollow Beam


Hollow beam aluminum profiles, or hollow aluminum beams as they are more commonly known, are rectangular-shaped beams made from aluminum but with a hollow interior. The profile has a rather flexible yet rigid composition and is often seen in modular constructions. Coupled with a light structure, they can be used in the construction of houses and multi-story buildings. 

Since hollow beams also come in various shapes and sizes, expect to get in your hardware store rectangular beams and square-shaped beams. The hollow-top/bottom varieties are best for supporting horizontal loads placed perpendicular to their length. In general, hollow beams may be used in constructing bridges and other tall structures thanks to their strong holding power and control over expanding forces. 

Square Profile


Within the different types of aluminum profiles, the square profile is considered a subsection of the aluminum beams. However, only the similarity of their applications creates this attribute. As their name implies, they're mainly different in providing additional support. Thus, they are best in cases where more stability is needed because hollow beams are very rigid and may have trouble keeping up with tougher tasks.

Square profiles are usually found in the construction of two different kinds of common architectural renderings: tiled bearing walls and pillars. When constructing a square profile, an aluminum sheet is flattened by a continuous sheet-rolling process which narrows its width into a predetermined size. This creates a steady angle between the flattened edges, allowing a square corner to form. The corners are joined with pure aluminum rivets to eliminate any welded seams. A piercing point is placed through the middle of the profile to smooth out the inner edges.

Door Section Aluminum Profile 


Commonly referred to as the "ED" section, this aluminum profile is a popular choice for door sections. It's used in most heavy-duty door systems with glass windows such as those found in commercial buildings or homes. Aluminum sections are a part of the entire action of these wooden doors that commonly come in push variety. Its classic appearance is used to both beautify and secure the closed frame from other dangers such as toppling over suddenly if not properly weighted down.

RCW Profile


The RCW profile is a great architectural feature that is available in all kinds of curtain walls. The primary function of these profiles is to protect the interiors from environmental elements like rain and snow that may want to enter the building.

People use curtain walls made from aluminum to keep themselves safe from weather elements but also because aluminum's resistance to corrosion makes it ideal for residential applications. So practically, RCW may be best utilized in combination with other materials that help prevent leaks from occurring. 

The T-section Profile 


The T-shaped section aluminium profiles have a thick base and a thin top, making them strong in two directions. The horizontal flanges allow it to sit nicely in the corner of a building, while the vertical webs give it stability. This type of structure is helpful when used in trusses since it's easy for joints to be present, making it easy to connect with pieces of hardware. And by adding components such as fittings, more support can be improved for sustainability.

Louver Profile


Louvers refer to aluminum window profile covering used for ventilation purposes. They come in the form of either a door shutter or blinds, which are positioned at regular intervals from one another. Louvers provide windows with ventilation through the provision of natural light.

This can either be done during the daytime or moonlight, depending on how you set your blinds at a given period, as well as keep out debris and help keep water from getting into your building when it's raining too hard. They can help both indoor and outdoor spaces! Further, their angled slats dimmish visibility hence creating privacy.

Final Thoughts  


Aluminum is recognized as one of the most versatile, highly useful, and long-lasting building materials today. Not only does it perform to ensure your safety from weather elements, but over time it has become an efficient way to strengthen a range of applications that include sliding doors, window sections for buildings like schools and hospitals, louvers for drying clothes in courtyards, and various frameworks for construction buildings around the world.

These aluminum profiles have been engineered for builders to use, especially when constructing an indestructible structure that will last many years.

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