When in the market for windows, many homeowners rush to consider aesthetics first, forgetting that windows have functional value too. It would be best to consider durability, affordability, security, maintenance and insulation as well. Here's why choosing aluminium windows might be worth your while.
It goes without saying that windows are exposed to elements like humidity, corrosive substances and cold and hot temperatures.
Aluminium is more resistant to these elements than wood or plastic. This means that aluminium windows will serve you for years without you needing to worry about repair or replacement.
Ease of Maintenance
No one loves laborious activities, and attending to window frames constantly to guarantee longevity can feel like a chore. The good news is that aluminium doesn't require much maintenance. All you need to do is keep the window frame clean. How often you do this depends on whether you live in a dusty environment.
At first glance, PVC and uPVC window frames appear the cheapest. However, even though they are durable, they aren't as durable as aluminium, meaning you might repair or replace them more quickly than aluminium window frames, which translates to spending more money. Therefore, aluminium is usually the most affordable window frame material in the long run.
It's safe to say that aesthetics is a considerable purchase factor to most, if not all, homeowners, and you'll be happy to know that aluminium accommodates multiple finish designs. This is excellent news for homeowners who love timber but find it too expensive. Instead of spending a lot of your hard-earned money on wood and still putting in a lot of effort to maintain it, it's worth considering aluminium window frames with a timber finish.
Aluminium is also easy to work into new shapes, meaning manufacturers can achieve almost any design. This means that whatever window design you need, the chances are high that it's available.
Thermal efficiency thanks to polyamide technology
Aluminium material is a poor insulator of heat, but thanks to polyamide/thermal break technology, improvements can be made to help you save on energy bills.
Thermal break technology simply means placing a piece of material within the aluminium window frame (a thermal break) to prevent heat loss. This means that, during purchase, you need to ensure that the aluminium window has a thermal break.
You can also consider double-glazed aluminium windows to increase thermal efficiency. These are windows made up of two glass panels separated by a gas-filled pocket. The gas used is argon because it does not conduct heat well.Share