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Doors and windows are one of the most important parts of any home. They define the character and appearance of a property, let in light and can increase the exterior appeal and value of your home. If you are thinking of upgrading your windows and doors, it is crucial to choose the right material for this important purchase.
Aluminium has become increasingly popular in recent years and it’s easy to see why more homeowners are choosing it over other materials such as PVC or wood. Take a look at our top reasons to fall in love with aluminium.
It is solid and lightweight
Many new homeowners now want wide openings to improve the feeling of space and light in their homes, and aluminium is the best material to achieve this. Aluminium is lightweight, yet super strong, and can be made with very thin profiles to support wide glazing.
This allows you to gain those open spaces with a feeling of spaciousness without having to resort to a bulky frame to provide the necessary support. Aluminium folding doors, for example, can span wider glazing than PVC or timber to create greater visual communication between indoors and outdoors.
This increased strength of aluminium also allows aluminium frames to withstand the most adverse conditions throughout the year by preventing expansion and contraction.
One of the greatest benefits of aluminium windows is the sleek, ultra-slim sightlines you can achieve thanks to their stronger frames. These cleaner, crisper frames are much thinner than those you can find in either timber or PVC, allowing you to install wider panes of glass that let more light into the home and provide better views of the outside without the profile spoiling and obstructing the view.
It looks amazing
You cannot underestimate the power of windows and doors to enhance your home. With their clean, smooth finish, aluminium frames instantly update any home and provide a real sense of luxury. Today’s building designs are leaning towards more glass and fewer frames, and this can only be achieved with aluminium, which allows you to create that kind of sleeker looking façade. That’s why it is the material of choice for architects.
With a virtually unlimited choice of RAL colours, you can easily make a design statement on your doors and windows.
Robust and maintenance-free
Aluminium doors and windows are virtually maintenance-free, durable and highly corrosion-resistant, maintaining their appearance for longer, even in harsh environments such as coastal areas or cities.
Unlike wood, they won’t need any extra coat of paint to look as good as new. They won’t rust, corrode, rot, peel or flake like wood – think of all the time and money you can save by not having to repaint every window in the house!
Aluminium is an environmentally friendly material because it is fully sustainable and one of the most abundant metals on earth. It is also 100% recyclable, and recycling only requires 5% of the initial energy used to create the window.
And in an age of high and rising energy costs, aluminium is also energy efficient. Its TBB (Thermal Bridge Break) frames maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year, being warmer in winter and preventing heat leakage, which saves your wallet and helps the planet.
There you have it, five brilliant reasons to choose aluminium over other materials.