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.