5 Reasons Why Aluminium Skirting is better than timber Skirting Boards 1 . More attractive Unlike traditional timber skirting, there are no blemishes, knots or warping to ruin the look. 2. More versatile Alu Skirting comes in a wide range of contemporary colours, styles and profile not just timber! 3 . More durable Alu Skirting is made of rust-free aluminium that takes a lot punishment; it wont crack,splinter warp of rot if exposed to water. 4. Easier Alu Skirting can simply clip on and off or offortless replacement or removal when painting your walls. 5. Better Value Alu Skirting is very affordable and less expensive than timber boards once fitted.