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Aluminum vs. Wood

Wood vs Aluminum Frame

Let’s talk aluminum vs. wood. Our EMS modules are completely wood-free. Why? Because wood can have issues.

Aluminum… Wood…
cannot rot. It has a natural oxide coating that protects it from degradation. can rot and get mold from constant hosing down of floors.
lasts a long time. It is truly green — both from an environmental standpoint and in the economic sense. Nothing says green more than reusing aluminum. We remount units 2, 3, even 4 times. can last, but is more prone to cracks, breaks, and high maintenance.
is lighter than wood. So it provides more payload (sometimes 600 – 800 pounds), uses less fuel, and is easier on brakes. is heavier than aluminum. Thus…
is structurally strong. Cabinets and compartments made of aluminum can take major abuse — as in wrecks. can be tough, but has little structural benefit. In wrecks, well…

So, there you have it. The winner by unanimous decision is: aluminum. We hope you bookmark this page and refresh it next time you find yourself in the middle of the aluminum vs. wood debate.

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