Aluminium windows have surged in popularity throughout recent years, providing homeowners with a sleek, modern and durable option. If you're considering aluminium windows for your home, here's what you need to think about:
Aesthetics and Design
Aluminium windows are available in a myriad of designs and finishes. With slim profiles, you can achieve a minimalistic and contemporary look, while traditional homes can benefit from profiles based on wooden windows. Whether you want glossy, matt or metallic finish, the choices are abundant. Consider the overall aesthetic of your home and how the window's design will integrate with it.
One common misconception is that aluminium windows aren't as energy efficient when compared to windows made with other materials. However, modern aluminium windows come with a "thermal break" in the frame, which is a non-conductive material that reduces heat transfer. When paired with double or triple glazing, aluminium windows are high-performance and often exceed the efficiency of their counterparts.
Durability and Maintenance
Aluminium is well-known for its strength and resistance to corrosion, especially if it's powder coated or anodized. Unlike wood, it won't warp, rot or require regular repainting. Once installed, aluminium windows can last for decades with minimal maintenance.
While aluminium windows can be more expensive upfront than uPVC windows, they often offer better long-term value due to their durability and lifespan. Think about your budget and consider the long-term benefits of lower maintenance, longer lifespan and potential energy savings of aluminium windows.
Aluminium windows are robust, making them harder to break or force open. Ensure that your windows have security features like multi-point locking systems for added security.
Live near a busy road or airport? Look for aluminium windows with acoustic insulation properties. The combination of robust frames and multi-pane glazing can considerably reduce noise pollution.
Aluminium is 100% recyclable, and recycling it consumes just 5% of the energy required to produce the primary metal. At TECHNAL, our products are made Hydro CIRCAL. This is aluminium that contains at least 75% end-of-life aluminium, windows and doors that have been dismantled from a building and recycled into new aluminium for re-use again. Choosing this material promotes sustainability and lowers your homes CO2 footprint.
Aluminium windows are a stylish, durable and efficient choice for modern homes. By keeping these factors in mind, you can make an informed decision that suits your aesthetic preferences, functional needs, and budget. Whether you're renovating an older home or building a new one, aluminium windows are worth considering for a contemporary and long-lasting touch.
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