End caps are designed to give aluminum extrusions a finished look and to safely cover exposed edges. Most can be installed by hand or with a few taps from a soft mallet, saving time and avoiding the need for special tools. End caps don’t just cover the exposed edges; they also protect the aluminum from damage due to dust, weather, and other contaminants. This ensures that the job lasts longer and prevents the need for extra maintenance. Securing the edges of aluminum extrusions with end caps is also a simple and important way to protect workers or anyone in the area.
End Cap Selection
End caps come in many different shapes, sizes, and materials. It is critical to select the right end cap to cover your extrusion in such a way that it is flush with the aluminum on all sides, thus maintaining a seal against dirt and debris and protecting others from possible injury.
Some important elements to consider when choosing the proper end cap product for aluminum extrusions include the location in which the aluminum extrusion with the end cap will be, the size and shape of the area to be covered, and the durability of the materials.