How can I tell if an aluminium window is of high quality?

by | Mar 25, 2024 | Homeowner Advice, Resource Centre

With every investment in your home, you want to make sure you’ve chosen high-quality products that will add value. When it comes to selecting aluminium windows, discerning their quality becomes pivotal. How can you confidently determine if an aluminium window meets the standard of excellence your seek and what are the features that will give you peace of mind about the quality of your investment? Let’s explore the distinguishing features that signify superior craftmanship and enduring value in aluminium windows.

The aesthetics will tell you if an aluminium window is of high quality Product Specification

High quality aluminium windows will demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. They will have features that set them apart from the alternatives, indicating the quality of the design.

For example, our Evoke flush range of aluminium windows is designed for high performance and is 30% slimmer than its main competitors, delivering the best sightlines for the bright, light look everyone wants. Alternatively, there’s a unique fully flush option that means the frames sit flush with the sashes for a sleek and truly striking visual appearance.

The quality of the finish will tell you if an aluminium window is of high quality

Quite simply, a high quality window will look high quality.

Our Evoke flush range of aluminium windows sum up the level of finish to look out for. They are powder coated by a QUALICOAT-licensed manufacturer. Each section is visually inspected at one metre distance before it leaves the factory. This is far in excess of the three metre inspection that is standard, demonstrating the care that is taken to deliver a high quality product in every respect.

The performance levels will tell you if an aluminium window is of high quality

High quality aluminium windows will have strong performance levels to match.

Ask your installer for information about the thermal efficiency of the windows and the security aspects. High quality aluminium windows will be very customisable, so you can choose the level of performance that best suits your requirements.

For example, our Evoke flush range of aluminium windows can achieve a U value of 1.2 W/(m²K) with triple glazing. They meet PAS24:2022 security requirements but can be upgraded to be Secured by Design accredited, the gold standard for security features.

The strength of the guarantees will tell you if an aluminium window is of high quality

If the manufacturer has faith in the quality of their aluminium windows, this will be reflected in the guarantees they come with.  Evoke 70 Flush Casement Window

Our Evoke flush range of aluminium windows comes with a 10-year mechanical performance guarantee, a 25-year surface paint finish guarantee and a lifetime security guarantee on the hardware they use.

The track record of your installation company will tell you if an aluminium window is of high quality

Look for installation companies with long track records in your area. To have lasted as long as they have, they’ll know which window systems offer the best combination of quality and value for money. They’ll also have the expertise and experience to be able to advise you on the products that best meet your requirements.

For an extra level of peace of mind, ask for testimonials from previous customers to check they were happy with the quality of the windows and the installation process.

Choose Capital Windows to be confident your aluminium window is of high quality

As a window manufacturer and installer with a track record stretching back for more than 40 years, we know better than to risk our reputation with lower quality windows. When you choose Capital Windows to manufacture and install your windows, you’re choosing a company that knows our reputation depends on the quality of our products and your installation. Find out more today.