Why Cast Aluminum is an Excellent Choice for Patio Furniture in Connecticut
You have a lot of choices when it comes to your patio furniture, and they all have their pros and cons. However, one of our favorite—and most popular—options is cast aluminum. Unlike tubular aluminum, cast aluminum is constructed by pouring melted aluminum into molds, which means the metal is usually solid and the style options are limitless. At Porch & Patio in Connecticut, we carry several incredible cast aluminum brands, including Castelle, Alfresco Home, and Parker James, and these are the reasons why we highly recommend them:
As mentioned, most cast aluminum pieces of patio furniture are extremely solid in construction, making them very durable. Many of our cast aluminum sets in Connecticut are actually handmade, once piece at a time, by true craftsmen, so every detail matters, and it shows.
Resistant to Rust
Unlike iron patio furniture, cast aluminum won’t rust. That means you can use it on a rainy mountaintop or Connecticut beach house without a worry. It also means you don’t have to refinish or repaint it to cover up the dreadful stuff.
Another huge plus for cast aluminum is its weight. Since it is solid aluminum, it is heavier than tubular aluminum, but it is still much lighter than iron or wood patio furniture. So if you want to rearrange the layout of your deck every week, you can do so with ease. Or if you want to move a chaise back and forth from the pool to the table, you will not have any problems.
Cool to the Touch
It’s no secret that Connecticut summers can get hot—really hot—so it’s nice to know you won’t get charred by your patio furniture when you sit down. Unlike iron, aluminum naturally disperses the heat, greatly reducing its temperature. Now, if it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside, you should still check the cast aluminum before touching it just to be safe, but trust us, it will be about 100% cooler than any other metal in your backyard.
Since cast aluminum is built using molds, the design possibilities are essentially limitless. In fact, there are many cast aluminum sets that appear to be crafted from wood or wicker at first glance, and it’s only when you get close that you realize you are looking at aluminum. Cast aluminum is also available in a vast variety of finishes and fabrics so that you can create your dream patio furniture down to the smallest detail.
Cast aluminum sounds pretty amazing, right? It’s even better in person. During the month of April 2016, Castelle is having a Factory Authorized Sale. Enjoy an additional 20% off on their already low everyday prices. Stop by our Connecticut showroom today to see what cast aluminum can offer you. Our design consultants are standing by to help.
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