Aluminum is the perfect building material for fixtures and home improvement projects, but even more so for those outdoors in Florida. While Florida is famous for its sunshine, it’s notorious for its wet seasons where the rain doesn’t stop pouring! Factors like excessive rain, humidity, and moisture are all factors that should be taken into consideration when building outdoors in Florida. One of the best examples of this are the railings that enclose and protect your balconies and patios. Your home’s railings must be made of a tough material that is able to stand up to the pressures and stresses of rain and humidity. There are a wide range of materials available for railings, from metal to wood Florida railings have seen it all. Aluminum outclasses these materials however, and blows them out of the water!

Durable and Resistant

The main selling point of aluminum in Florida is it’s resistance to corrosion and rust! Steel railings will rust and corrode without proper maintenance, and even with extreme care they may still be damaged by the environment! Aluminum is a non-ferrous metal, which means that it does not contain large amounts of iron, this allows it to bypass rust entirely. Railings built with aluminum are extremely low maintenance, while wood needs to be treated constantly to avoid rot and other metals need the same for corrosion, aluminum is a little easier! Powder-coated aluminum is the king when it comes to low maintenance durability, properly coated aluminum requires little to no maintenance besides a simple spray down!


Aluminum is one of the most recycled products in the world for a reason, it’s valuable. Once your fixture has run its course, you can rest assured that no part of it will go to waste.

This article was written by Bob Elliot, Bob is the sales/design consultant for Pyramid Aluminum Inc. Pyramid Aluminum Inc is dedicated to providing installation designed with an eye to detail and built for the long-lasting value our clients deserve. We are fully equipped to handle any project in the Tampa Bay area. Residential or commercial, no job is too large or too small!