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Replacing Wooden Windows With Aluminium


Here at AluFold, we’ve got a lot of experience in replacing wooden windows with aluminium ones. Homeowners with old, damaged windows want to give their homes a makeover and upgrading to aluminium is a great way to do it. Aluminium windows are less prone to damage, more secure, and arguably more environmentally friendly.

The Advantages of Aluminium Windows

Arguably the biggest advantage of aluminium windows is their thermal efficiency. Aluminium windows are designed to retain household heat and when fitted with double glazing, can achieve u-values as low as 1.2 W/m²K. The metal is also far more durable than timber, so it is less prone to weather damage or wear and tear. This means there are lower maintenance costs, reduced chance of draughts, and lower energy bills as you won’t need the heating on as often.

Aluminium windows can also help you reduce your carbon footprint. Your home will be more energy efficient, and your emissions will drop. On top of this, aluminium is widely recycled and one of the most abundant metals on the planet. Your aluminium windows will have a long lifespan, but when they eventually reach their end, the metal can be reused repeatedly. In a time when homeowners are becoming more interested in their environmental impact, this can be very appealing.

There are security advantages with aluminium as well. It’s a very strong building material, almost as tough as steel, and is ideal for resisting break-in attempts. At the same time, it’s comparatively lightweight, so it puts less strain on the framework of the house.

On a final, more superficial note, let’s not overlook that aluminium looks terrific. It’s a sleek and stylish metal and adds a cutting-edge vibe. It can be customised to match your existing decor too, so whether you live in a modern new build or an older, traditional-looking home, we can find an aluminium window to suit your tastes.


With all that in mind, we must point out that there are cases where aluminium windows are not an option. This mainly relates to heritage homes and listed buildings, as there will be regulations in place to prevent significant alterations to the existing structure. In those cases, getting the planning permission may be tricky, but it’s still worth looking into due to the long-term benefits.

If you’re interested in upgrading your timber windows to modern aluminium ones, you’ve come to the right place. Here at AluFold, we’ve got a wide range of styles and configurations available. You can request a free online quote today, or email us at to find out more.