Why WPC Railings & Louvers
Conventionally the materials associated with exterior railings and louvers are aluminum, stainless steel, mild steel, natural wood or other similar materials.
Looking at these applications individually, balcony railings and other exterior railings are continually exposed to harsh and extreme weather conditions. Particularly in heavy rainfall and coastal areas where humidity and salinity conditions are abnormal metal railings are susceptible to corrosion and deterioration over time. WPC balcony railings and WPC railings on the other hand have none of these disadvantages and look as good as new foryears after being installed.
Natural wooden railings are characterized by extreme dimensional change, cracking and discoloration with sunlight, temperature variation and humidity, WPC railings are extremely stable in similar conditions and far more beneficial in exterior use with absolutely no degradation. Also wooden railings need regular painting,sealing and anti-termite treatment to keep them in good condition. The increasing popularity of WPC railings for balconies, deck areas, exterior stair cases is attributed to characteristics of being highly durable in harsh exterior conditions without the need for any maintenance over time.
Looking at exterior louvers for ducts, service chutes,partitions and louver panels for other applications, aluminum was the material of choice. However with exposure to extreme heat, sunlight and salinity, aluminum louvers are highly vulnerable and result in fading and corrosion over time. Especially for multi-storey buildings where one is looking for a material with little or no maintenance over time, WPC exterior louvers are a superior choice as they will remain in their installed condition for years far longer than aluminum without fading or corrosion as a result of exposure to salt content in the air. WPC is a clear winner over mainstream materials for exterior railings, louvers and façade features purely because it is a material that is tenacious in it’s durability and performance in extreme outdoor weather conditions and unlike any other material.