Our Specialty Wood Grain Finish from Tennessee Valley Metals

Wood grain finish aluminum is one of the newest innovations in architectural finishes. It blends aesthetics with functionality to give you the best of both worlds. Discover the elegance of wood-look aluminum from Tennessee Valley Metals and see how it can transform your space.

What Is Wood Grain Finish Aluminum?

Wood grain finish aluminum is as simple as it sounds: aluminum that looks like wood. This cutting-edge material combines aluminum’s robust properties with wood’s warm, neutral appearance. Through advanced powder coating techniques and a sublimation process involving preprinted pigment transfer, aluminum panels and extrusions are given a realistic and durable wood grain appearance to create a visually appealing and practical solution for various applications.

Our wood grain finish aluminum is designed to replicate the look of traditional wood and provide an eco-friendly alternative that doesn’t compromise style or performance. Whether you’re looking to enhance the exterior of a building or add a warm touch of nature to interior spaces, our aluminum wood offerings are perfect for any project.

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Features and Benefits of Wood Grain Finish Aluminum

Wood grain finish aluminum stands out for its resilience and sustainability compared to traditional wood and other materials. Whereas traditional wood requires regular staining and sealing to maintain its appearance, wood grain finish aluminum retains its beauty without requiring such intensive care. Additionally, wood grain finish aluminum doesn’t contribute to deforestation, making it the greener option for residential and commercial applications.


  • Durable: Wood grain finish aluminum is incredibly strong and long-lasting, capable of withstanding harsh weather conditions without warping, cracking, or rotting.
  • Low Maintenance: Unlike natural wood, aluminum that looks like wood requires minimal maintenance. You don’t have to worry about sanding, painting, staining, or sealing every few years.
  • Fire-Resistant: Wood grain finish aluminum is fire-resistant, so it can be used where natural wood would otherwise be a hazard.


  • Weather Resistant: Wood grain finish aluminum is ideal for outdoor use because it resists moisture, UV rays, and temperature fluctuations. The wood grain coatings applied meet AAMA 2604 architectural standards, and up to a 15-year warranty against chipping, cracking, and peeling may be available (limitations apply).
  • Pest-Resistant: Unlike natural wood, wood grain finish aluminum is not susceptible to termite infestations and other pest-related damages.
  • Eco-Friendly: Aluminum is a recyclable material, making wood grain finish aluminum a sustainable alternative for environmentally conscious projects.

Applications of Wood Grain Finish Aluminum

Wood grain finish aluminum is suitable for a wide range of applications, as it is especially versatile. Some popular uses include:

  • Walkway Covers
    Provide sheltered walkways with the aesthetic appeal of wood without excess maintenance.
  • Rod-Supported Canopies
    Perfect for enhancing outdoor spaces with durable, stylish aluminum canopies that look like wood.
  • Awnings
    Create elegant yet functional awnings that offer protection from the elements while enhancing the buildings’ visual appeal.
  • Trellises
    Construct beautiful, long-lasting trellises that bring a touch of nature to gardens and outdoor areas without the upkeep natural wood requires.

Maintenance Tips

Keep your wood grain finish aluminum products looking new with minimal effort. Follow these simple maintenance tips to keep your applications looking pristine.

Regularly clean the surface with water and a mild detergent to remove dirt and debris. But avoid abrasive cleaners that could damage the finish. Speaking of damage, keep an eye out for disrepair by periodically giving your application a once-over. By addressing minor issues quickly, you can prevent more extensive repairs.

Additionally, you should protect your wood grain aluminum from harsh chemicals. Avoid exposing it to solvents that can degrade the finish. If accidental contact occurs, rinse it with water immediately.

By incorporating these easy maintenance practices, you can ensure your wood-look aluminum installations continue to enhance your space and retain their appearance for years to come!

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