Aluminium J Gutters

Aluminium J Sections are designed to be used as gutters on commercial vehicles. although they also have many other ad-hoc uses such as housings for LED lighting, manufacture of hooks & handles, capping / edging trims.


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As the name suggests, aluminium J sections consist of a length of strong aluminium that is fashioned into a J shape. They are a strong, functional and adaptable section of aluminium that provides edging for a range of different purposes.

What are some of the uses of aluminium j sections?

Aluminium j sections, along with other aluminium extrusions, are used across architecture and construction. Because they are both strong and lightweight, they are an ideal application where a structure needs to be light but still has to carry significant weight.

Display equipment, such as you might see at a trade show or exhibition, will usually be constructed from aluminium components with j sections playing a crucial part. Assembly needs to be quick and easy, and the whole display should be completely mobile, making aluminium the perfect choice. Similarly, point-of-sale displays and temporary display cabinets might make use of j sections along with other component parts.

J sections, together with other aluminium extrusions, are a common feature within factories and other industrial settings. You might see them on workbenches, inspection tables or for machine guarding. J sections will be used in supporting solar panels where their strength, corrosion resistance and low mass make them an ideal choice.

Weight is always a key consideration when it comes to transportation. J sections are often used in applications such as trailers. Keeping trailer weight low allows the vehicle to expend more torque on moving goods and materials in the trailer rather than the trailer itself.

Additional to this, J sections can also be referred to as J gutters and the predominant use of these is on commercial vehicles and camper vans. The J section is used to move standing water from the roof of the vehicle and allows this water to be disposed of at a certain place, as opposed to falling everywhere.

What are the benefits of aluminium J sections?

Aluminium j sections have a range of benefits when it comes to their production and use. Firstly, aluminium is lightweight. It’s only one third the weight of iron, steel, copper or brass. This makes it much easier to handle and more economical to ship. Because it’s light, it’s used in high-rise construction, vehicle design and aerospace applications. Aluminium j sections combine being light and flexible with the kind of strength required for different applications and conditions.

Aluminium j sections are also resistant to corrosion which means they can hold up over time. Aluminium doesn’t rust as it’s protected by an oxide surface film, and j sections can also be anodised to give extra protection against corrosion. Aluminium is a highly affordable metal making it an economical choice when larger quantities are needed.

Aluminium is one of the most recyclable metals available, and the process doesn’t degrade it compared to virgin aluminium. Aluminium is also a good reflector of visible light and heat. This makes it an excellent choice for architectural insulation where aluminium j sections are a crucial component part.

High-quality j sections from 1st Choice Metals

1st Choice Metals supplies high-quality aluminium j sections for a wide range of different applications. We make it easy to buy aluminium online. All the aluminium that we stock can be ordered ‘Cut to Size’ via the website at highly competitive prices.

Our sales team are always happy to answer any questions you might have. Call 01905 774 623 or email to find out more.