As a homeowner, you will be keen to choose the right windows for your home. You will want to consider the price, durability, eco-friendliness, strength, and design range. Aluminium windows are the hottest product on the market. However, is this because they excel in all these considerations, or are they chosen just because they look superb? Here we look at five reasons you should choose aluminium window frames.
One of the most attractive reasons for opting for aluminium windows is that they are much more affordable than other frames. Timber frames, for example, are significantly more expensive than aluminium window frames and wooden frames are high maintenance, costing you time every year.
Conversely, uPVC window frames are cheaper than their aluminium counterparts, although uPVC degrades quicker. The degradation of uPVC window frames levels out the costs when considered over a long lifespan.
Aluminium windows are incredibly durable and can last for thirty years or more. They are less prone to warping, will not rust, and rot is no longer in the equation. When you choose durable window frames, general maintenance is reduced, and an occasional wash down with soapy water to remove dirt is all that is needed to keep them in tip-top condition.
3. Eco Friendly
Non-toxic and 100% recyclable, aluminium has a low environmental impact. The eco-friendly credentials, in addition to a long life, include using just 5% of the energy used to initially source the aluminium, to recycle it. Recycling is so effective that it is estimated that 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in circulation.
The thermal performance of aluminium windows is another vital eco-friendly consideration. Heat loss (or gain during a summer heatwave) is reduced by 60% when combined with a thermal break. The efficiency of aluminium frames, when polyamide technology is used, rivals that of uPVC or expensive timber frames.
Many aluminium windows now come with a Grade A energy rating.
Aluminium makes for a strong yet light window frame, which reduces the amount of frame needed, and hence, blocking your view. The weight of the aluminium is roughly one-third of that used in steel window frames. Suppose you are spanning a wide opening and want to bring in additional natural light or want to see more of the countryside or your garden. In that case, aluminium windows provide these possibilities.
Your aluminium windows can withstand anything that the weather can throw at them, from high winds to extreme temperatures.
Strength is an essential part of security, and your windows can be fitted with multi-point locking systems to keep burglars out.
5. Range Of Designs
Aluminium is a suitable material for constructing window frames and can be produced to meet different specifications and designs. Whether you are after that illustrious contemporary elegance or want a modern take on traditional sash windows, you will find an aluminium solution. Round frames and windows that fit arches and bays are also available, providing the perfect fit and absolute draft exclusion.
Your aluminium window frames can be paired with all different types of glazing and finished in almost any colour. You can opt for one colour on the outer frame to blend in with other homes on your road and have a second colour on the inner side, matching any home decor or theme. Both smooth and textured finishes are possible with anodised or powder-coated finishes.
As you can see, aluminium window frames are an excellent choice for homeowners, ticking all of the boxes you might consider crucial.
Contact our team on 01922 214838 to learn more or for a quote on aluminium windows.