Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping Questions

We can have your package delivered the same day for $25.00.

*Applies to shipments within or local 40 miles radius.

The addresses for Will Call pickup are as follows:
Small Packages:
13111 Meyer Rd.
Santa Fe Springs Ca 90605
13111 Meyer Rd.
Santa Fe Springs Ca 90605
Monday – Thursday: 6am-3:30pm
Friday’s: 6am-2:30pm

Cutting charges vary depending on the number of cuts and the precision/tolerance you seek. They range from $25-$100 for small orders. Contact us and we can create a custom quote.

*The maximum length for FREE UPS shipping is 6 feet (72”) and a total combined weight of 150 pounds.

We use UPS for ground, express and freight shipments. Their transit map will give you an idea of ground shipping times.

Most orders ship within 24 hours. Although we make our best efforts not to, from time to time we do run low on our stocked items. We can generally replenish our stock within 1 week and will notify you immediately if this happens.

We ship to locations where UPS International operates. Please email us for a formal quote.

International orders are subject to additional commodities fees.

Yes, we can cut long lengths to accommodate for standard shipping restrictions. Max 8ft lengths are allowed for UPS shipping.

Order status can be primarily tracked through your account page. Once you’ve logged into your account, select “order history” from your account page and from there you will be able to see the status of your order. If you need a more detailed update on the status of your order, you can contact a service representative at either orders@orangealuminum or (714) 464-2181

Custom Orders

Contact Us right away for help with your project. We can match any color and finish that you need

For any material that is not a regular stock item or a stocked length or finish, there is a 1-2 week lead time. This can vary due to many factors. Contact Us for any questions about your custom order.

We stock some of our material in 12 foot lengths--give us a call, email or contact us and ask us about any longer lengths. If material is not stocked in the length that you are looking for, we can always produce it in just about any length necessary. We also have several saws in-house and can cut down any of our material.


We are limited to extrusions that fit within a 3 inch diameter circle. As long as they can, we can create any shape that you can dream of. Tooling for new dies varies depending on the complexity of the shape, cavities and wall thicknesses. Generally, solid dies start at $750 and hollow dies start at $1600. Contact Us for any questions!

Anodizing is done by an outside company. Generally, there is a minimum lot charge of $650 that is applied to every customly-anodized material. This does not apply to any of our material that is advertised as anodized or powder coated.

None! You can order any amount from our website without fear of minimum charges.

This depends greatly on the part, finish and length that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there is no one answer. Contact Us for any special or large orders.

Unfortunately, our orders cannot be revised once submitted. We must re-enter an order if items are to be “swapped” or cancelled and enter a separate order if new items are needed.

Yes, but please notify us as soon as possible for any shipping alterations. We aim to ship within 24-36 hours, so avoid “change of address” shipping fees by verifying shipping address before submitting orders. Orders may experience delays if method is updated.

Product Related Questions

Field Measurements
  1. Allow for wall panel Thickness on one leg of an intersecting wall when measuring an inside corner.
  2. For an outside corner, the panel on one wall must be extended beyond the wall to meet the Thickness of the panel on the adjoining wall so as to form a perfect corner.
  3. When installing panels using "Z-Clips, a clearance of 3/4" at the top of the top most panel must be allowed for in order install panels.

When to use the "Z"-clip mounting method

The "Z"-clip mechanical mounting method is used when you have large panels that you would like to be removable. This method is much like hanging a picture on the wall. The clips allow the panels to be easily lifted off or set on the wall.

"Z"-Clip Installation

  1. With back side of panel facing up, lay wall clips into panel clips.
  2. Measure from top of panel to bottom of wall clips. (Refer to detail).
    This will give dimension of bottom of wall clips to desired panel height.
  3. Snap chalk lines on wall at indicated heights.
  4. Attach wall clips to wall with bottom of clip at chalk lines. (See notes 1, 2 & 3)
  5. Place panel on wall at least ¾" (three quarter inch) higher than desired height and press firmly against wall. Slide panel down to engage clips. Check to be sure all clips are engaged.


  1. On gypsum board walls Where it is impractical to screw through to studs use of appropriate screw anchors is recommended.
  2. Powder actuated devices are most economical. Where this is impractical a screw anchor must be used.
  3. On Wood or Steel walls: Clips may be screwed directly to the wall
  • Mill – The natural/raw appearance of the aluminum as it is extruded. No secondary process, may show heavy production lines.
  • Anodizing – Electrochemical process that is corrosion resistant and protects the material from oxidizing. We offer clear anodizing, which creates a matte finish, and brite-dip anodizing that creates a shiny, shimmery finish.
  • Powder Coat – Electrostatically applied powder paint provides a .001-.003” ‘skin’ like surface over the metal that is both decorative and protective.
  • Mechanical Polish – Process that buffs out the surface finish to create a smooth, mirror-ish appearance. Does not protect the material from oxidizing.

This represents the alloy and temper of the material. The first four digits are the alloy followed by the temper.

Alloy – This is the metal grade, in the case of our aluminum we offer three grades; 6061, 6063, 6463

  • 6061 – Considered a structural alloy ideal for strength based applications or machining.
  • 6063 – Considered an architectural alloy that is ideal for visual and aesthetic applications, and still provides a little over half the strength as 6061.
  • 6463 – Considered a brite dip alloy, specially engineered for brite anodized finishes.

Temper – Represents the rigidity of the extrusion as it has been heat treated. Material rigidity can range from pliable (T1 – low heat treat that is naturally aged) to rigid (T5 – cooled from an elevated temperature and artificially aged).

This represents the alloy and temper of the material. The first four digits are the alloy followed by the temper.

Absolutely! We can have material created in a custom soft temper that will leave it malleable enough to be bent around any shape--table tops, mirrors, and frames to name a few. As material hardens over time, we cannot stock soft temper material and can only create it per order. Contact Us for more information.

Yes, please recycle any unnecessary aluminum material. Recycling is a key aspect of continued aluminum use, as more than a third of aluminum currently produced originates from old, traded and new scrap. Feel free to source a scrap yard in your area that can provide scrap metal prices for aluminum extrusions.

Yes, aluminum is a light weight, supple, low-forte metal which can be cast, forged, machined, formed and welded. Aluminum and aluminum alloys can be satisfactorily welded by metal-arc, carbon-arc, and other arc welding processes. Our 6xxx series material contains silicon and magnesium, which make them heat treatable.

  • There are three basic types of extrusion dies – Solid, Semi-hollow and Hollow dies.
  • These dies are made of thick, circular steel disks containing one or more cavities of the desired profile.
  • Solid dies produce profiles that do not contain any voids. Examples of these are bar stock, flat bars, Z-Bar, T-Sections etc. all of which have continuous lines in their design and tongue ratio of 3 or less.
  • Hollow dies produce profiles with one or more voids; any part of whose cross-section completely enclosed a void. This applies to a simple tube, and complex profiles with many detailed voids.
  • Semi-hollow dies are profiles that partially encloses a void; however, a solid shape may also partially enclose a void. The semi-hollow classification derives from a mathematical comparison between the area of partially-enclosed void and the square of the size of the gap. This ratio (Area/Gap^2) is called the tongue ratio.


We are more than happy to provide certificates of conformance for any of our material upon request. Please note that we do not certify T6 material, as it is a best-attempt at T6 temper.

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