If you’re looking at replacing your windows and doors, it can be a little daunting. These days you have so many options to choose from, including the mechanism, the finish and the materials the window frames are made from.
In this article, we’ll have a closer look at one of the most stylish and often overlooked materials – aluminium.
What are the benefits of Aluminium?
All modern double glazing offers a wide range of benefits for your home: better insulation, better soundproofing and reduced heating bills, but there are some benefits which are unique to aluminium.
Because aluminium is a stronger material than uPVC or timber, the frames can be much slimmer, without losing structural integrity. This means you can have bigger panes of glass, leading to a brighter home, with a greater sense of space.
Aluminium is an incredibly durable material and has a much longer life-span than uPVC, which itself has impressive durability. They can also be coated with a polyester powder coat finish so it won’t discolour or rust.
Unlike timber frames, aluminium requires no regular painting. Simply wash them down with warm, soapy water and you’ll keep them looking fresh for years.
Modern look and feel
Aluminium frames have a slick, modern feel to them, making them an idea partner for any modern property. However, certain older homes had steel windows and doors fitted to them. These can be replaced with aluminium, so you can benefit from improved insulation and soundproofing, without impacting on the aesthetic of your home.
Aside from helping you reduce your carbon footprint through decreased carbon emissions, aluminium frames are also recyclable, so you can be sure they’ll be put to good use at the end of their lifecycle.
At Walkern Windows, we provide a wide range of windows and doors across Hertfordshire, supplying a host of materials and finishes, including aluminium. Get in touch to discuss whether aluminium windows and doors would be a good fit for your home.