How to Clean Aluminum Composite Material (ACM)

There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding which building material to invest in. The general maintenance of the material is one of the most overlooked amongst them. Some of the most demanding material products are wood and glass, yet they are used in many development projects. These two, in particular, require substantial upkeep. Naturally, the appeal of wood radiates with the added charm, but keep in mind this material expands and contracts with changes in humidity and temperature. Also, mid-rise buildings that support the use of glass will find that significant cleaning costs are needed to be regularly maintained.

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Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) is known for its maintenance-free benefit. It is an exceptional building material that saves costs during the development stages and also perpetually after it has been installed. Also known as Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP), it can be cleaned using a simple water rinse, wiping away the possible dust or other marks that gradually deposit onto the material. As we are well aware here in the north, Canadian weather is made up of many rainy and snowy days. Fortunately, due to the high precipitation in our region, the accumulation of rudiments is washed away with the support of rain. Yet, it is recommended each season to periodically rinse the surface with water to avoid having residue on the face of the panels.

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It is suggested to water-rinse ACMs periodically should a natural rinse not be deemed sufficient or if you live in a dryer climate. To remove the residue (with the help of mild detergent if preferred) apply a soft cloth to the material in a circular motion and simply rinse any product with water. This process should be done in small portions to avoid residues of the detergent. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid cleaning the material when the sun’s UV is at a high percentage.

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It is important to note that Alumax Panel’s ACMs are protected by a nanotechnology layer, preventing rain marks and dust. For long-term dependability, Aluminum Composite Materials come with a warranty ranging from 15-20 years, guaranteeing the color and performance for the years to come. One can rest assured any newly purchased panels will not fade and will last as long as they are on the facade.

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