The Art Of Picking The Right Type Of Metal For Your Home

Posted by Gracie Middleton on October 10, 2016

There are several types of metals that we tend to use day to day for all our domestic purposes. Be it your kitchen counter that’s made out of metal or the knife you use to cut your vegetables, it’s important to know in what way these chemical elements are utilized around your house (or could be used for!) and their pros and cons.

Steel

Stainless steel tends to be one of the most common metals found in and around your house. Steel is an alloy of iron, thus resists corrosion and refrains from getting damaged or stained. There are several companies that customize to suit all your quality structural steel fabrication needs, providing you with quality stainless steel products. There are several types of steel, such as mild and alloy steel which also have a lot of properties.

Copper

Copper tends to be another household favorite, as it’s an easily worked metal used around homes for plumbing, wiring and even decoration. Copper is also a primary component of bronze, suiting artistic needs around the house. Copper based decorative objects are found in every decorative store. While copper is appreciated for its finished and sleek look, it’s also a good conductor of heat and electricity.

Silver

Silver has several different uses around a domestic environment, to name a few of the most obvious would be jewelry, electronics and cutlery! Not only is silver a shiny metal and a good conductor of electricity, it’s widely used in several industries such as dentistry, photography and even fashion. Metal fabrication produces fine silver products to be used on a day to day basis.

Aluminium

The main advantage of aluminium as a metal is that it’s light weight, thus easy to work with. Aluminium is used to produce cans, doorknobs, kitchen utensils and most commonly as aluminium foil for all your cooking purposes! It’s widely corrosion resistant and once again, used in several industries. It is also durable and recyclable.

Brass

Along its high class appearance, brass is easily machined and resistant to corrosion. Structural metal fabrication produces a number of brass items. Brass is an alloy of zinc, copper and sometimes lead. Brass gives a gold like appearance and is used for ornamental purposes, but also used in doorknobs, locks and screws where less friction is required.

Listed above were few of the most common types of metal found around homes, however a larger variety exists, including bronze, gold, zinc, chromium plate etc. Knowing your metals is always a plus as it helps you decide which is best for what purpose.