What is anodizing and what are the advantages of anodizing?

Anodizing is an electromechanical process whereby an aluminum, architectural grille is placed in a water and sulfuric acid bath and exposed to positive and negative electrical charges. The process causes a conversion of the molecules on the architectural grille's surface which adds a thin protective layer of anodic material.

The change in surface material provides a durable, corrosion-resistant, easy-to-clean, and decorative finish that gives anodized aluminum grilles a rich character.

An anodized finish is preferred when your advanced architectural quality grilles will be used in a moisture rich environment, on a window or sill exposed to sunlight (UV light), for an outdoors application or for a floor grille which may be exposed to foot traffic or cleaning solvents. The Advanced Arch Grilles team can provide various anodized finishes including clear satin anodized, black satin anodized, and bronze duronodic anodized in both light and dark which provides a bronze, statuary look.