Why use an Aluminium Frame for a Canopy?

There are so many different types of canopies in the marketplace today, so you may wonder what material would be best to use for a canopy framework. The most popular choices are steel, wood or aluminium. Here at 5 Stars Trading we choose aluminium and here is why we prefer this material to others.


Aluminium is a high-strength and lightweight material, and this has led it to be an extremely popular choice of material. It is widely used in the aviation industry because of this. It is perfect for outdoor use as its strength just increases in colder weather making it perfect for our UK climate.

Aluminium is lightweight

Even though aluminium canopies are composed of durable structural members, they are light enough that most canopy systems can be installed without heavy equipment.

Resistance to Rust

A canopy or an awning is a long-time investment, and you want it to look as new for many years to come. Aluminium is the ideal choice as it is naturally rust-resistant and will not deteriorate over time, unlike other materials. It is also virtually maintenance-free!

Resistance to fire

Aluminium itself is naturally fire-resistant and achieves an A1 fire rating. Aluminium will not burn, even at extremely high temperatures.

Single Piece Sections

Aluminium can easily be shaped and made into single-pieced sections. This makes it easy to install than other alternatives that would require a complex set of parts that has to be assembled before installation. This makes it also much more lightweight than other materials like wood or metal.

Choice of colours

By powder coating the aluminium framework it will add both colour and protection to the structure. So it can be a canopy that makes a statement, or blend seamlessly with the existing environment.


Aluminium does not produce any toxic fumes.


Aluminium is one of the few materials that can be recycled over and over again, and as we are becoming more conscious of the environment aluminium is a perfect choice!

If you would like to know more or to place an order, give us a call and we will put you in touch with one of our trusted canopy installers.