What are the Advantages of 316 Marine Grade Hardware?
Don't get caught with inferior hardware!
Rusting hardware means permanent staining and discoloration of the material. We use only the finest materials available in all of our products to ensure the best possible longevity we can provide to our customers.
Our incredibly durable and time tested, Powder Coat Painted 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Hardware is included with every line of our outdoor furniture.
316 stainless steel is the most durable metal against nature's harshest elements. It ensures the best possible defense against normal wear, rusting, and corrosion. Inferior products use cheap steel that will rust quickly, often within one to three years time. If near chlorides even sooner!
How is it different than 304 Stainless?
316 includes 2% Molybdenum which is an added protectant against chlorides found near pools, ocean living, and in de-icing salts. According to Marlin Steel USA:
"where grade 316 stainless proves superior is its increased corrosion resistance—particularly against chlorides and chlorinated solutions. This makes grade 316 stainless particularly desirable for applications where exposure to salt or other powerful corrosives is an issue." - https://www.marlinwire.com/blog/is-316-stainless-steel-worth-the-extra-cost-over-304
Your outdoor furniture is only as good as the hardware that keeps it together. With inferior hardware, you are entertaining the risk of rust stains, or your furniture completely falling apart after a few years of use. When you purchase from DuraWeather®, you can rest assured that you are purchasing the highest quality hardware, guaranteed to extend the life of your furniture.
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