Misconception #1: Thin Aluminium Framed Windows Break Easily
Aluminium windows feature frames that are even slimmer than their uPVC counterparts to allow more natural light into your home. As a result, many homeowners gloss over their durability as a security feature.
In actuality, their metal frames make them difficult to cut or break through. Unlike wood or uPVC, no would-be thief could pry off or saw through this material without using tools that are loud enough to alert the whole neighbourhood.
Misconception #2: The Thin Glass Is An Opening For Break-Ins
One of the more common misconceptions about slimline frames is that their glass is so fragile that a light stone throw could break through the glass. Unless you've been unfortunate enough to have had your windows installed by second-rate industry professionals, we can assure you that won't happen. Here at Alufold, we've implemented an internally glazed design with 28mm thickness and offer several double glazing options and additional security upgrades.
Misconception #3: Slimline Windows Get Weaker Over Time
In actuality, our aluminium slimline windows are designed with longevity in mind. Unlike wood or uPVC, aluminium framed windows don't rot, bow or crack when dealing with the sun's UV light and the worst of weather conditions. On average a uPVC window which doesn't absorb moisture like wood, lasts around 20 years, whereas aluminium windows can last up to or over an entire decade longer (30-40 years).
Our Slimline Window Design comes equipped with a sophisticated multi-point locking mechanism, providing the highest level of security for the best possible protection and peace of mind. The high-security locks meet and beat PAS 24 standards, which are required for new homes.
We believe that, in addition to being a sleek and beautiful option, our windows must give the highest level of safety. All basic AluFold units include toughened safety glass, which is not only incredibly difficult to break but also provides maximum security from external dangers.
For those who still need that extra peace of mind, we also have a line of laminated specs that do not shatter and instead, hold together the same way a car windshield would.