Choosing new windows for your home is a considered decision. One of the most important factors is your choice of frame material. If you’re considering aluminium windows, how do you know if they’re right for you? Read on to find out.
Why choose aluminium windows for your home?
All modern windows have to meet certain standards for thermal efficiency and security. From these perspectives, as long as you choose a reputable supplier, there are no significant benefits to choosing one frame material over another.
However, if you’re looking for a stylish, sustainable and long-lasting window solution, aluminium windows could well fit the bill.
Aluminium windows are the right choice for your home if durability and longevity are important
Aluminium is renowned for its strength and durability. Aluminium frames won’t warp, rot or crack. They’re resistant to extremes of weather, so no matter how hot the summer or cold the winter, they’ll continue to perform at their best. Their durability also makes them ideal if you live in a coastal environment – or simply want them to withstand everyday wear and tear. In fact, when they’re well maintained, aluminium windows have a life span of 30 years or more.
Aluminium windows are the right choice for your home if aesthetics are important
You’re probably drawn to aluminium windows because of their aesthetics. The strength of aluminium means aluminium window frames can be slimmer than any other type of window frame. (For the ultimate in slim frame aesthetics, check out our Evoke range of aluminium windows – they have the slimmest frames on the market.)
The slim frames of aluminium windows put all the focus on the glass, maximising your views and the light levels into your home.
Aluminium frames also bring a wealth of colour options. Sophisticated anthracite grey, dramatic black or traditional white are just the starting point. You can also have any shade you can imagine creating a truly personalised look. Dual colours are also an option, so you can have one colour inside and another on the outside.
Aluminium windows are the right choice for your home if sustainability is important
The long lifespan of aluminium window frames is one of the reasons that aluminium windows offer sustainability benefits.
It’s also worth remembering that aluminium is endlessly recyclable at end of life. One of our favourite facts is that nearly 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today. In many industrial markets like automotive and building, recycling rates for aluminium exceed 90%. Even better is the fact that making recycled aluminium only takes around 5% of the energy needed to make new aluminium, which helps to reduce carbon emissions even more.
Add in the benefits of installing modern, thermally efficient aluminium windows on your heating bills and carbon emissions and you have an impressively sustainable option.
Aluminium windows are the right choice for your home if low maintenance is important
Periodic cleaning, adjustment and care are all that’s needed to keep your windows looking good and performing reliably for many years to come. For complete peace of mind, we offer cost-effective servicing plans that mean we take care of the routine maintenance and adjustment that may be needed on your windows and doors to keep them working at their best.
Secure all the benefits of choosing aluminium windows
To secure all the benefits of aluminium windows, it’s important to choose the right installation company. Here at Capital Windows we’ve got 40 years’ experience of designing, manufacturing and installing high quality aluminium windows to our customers’ precise specifications. If you’d like to talk to us about aluminium windows for your home, get in touch today.