How does aluminium double glazing differ from other types of double glazing?

by | Jul 3, 2023 | Homeowner Advice, Resource Centre

Your choice of window frame material is all-important. Every material has its benefits and unique qualities. The choice that’s right for you will depend on your specific needs and personal preferences.

In this blog, we’ll explore why aluminium double glazing is an increasingly popular choice of window frame material for many homeowners.

Aluminium double glazing brings aesthetic advantages 

Perhaps the most obvious benefit of aluminium double glazing is the way it looks. It has stunningly slim frames that look good in homes of all ages and styles.

Because aluminium windows are so unobtrusive, they put all the emphasis on your views and maximise the light levels in your home.

The slim frames are taken to the maximum with our Evoke Flush Aluminium Windows. The system is 30% slimmer than its main competitors, which turbo-charges the benefits of having slim window frames.

There’s a wealth of colour choices too, so you can have aluminium windows that blend in or make a bold statement – the choice is yours.

The questions of thermal efficiency and security in aluminium double glazing 

All new windows, whether they’re aluminium, PVC-U or timber, need to meet minimum legal standards of thermal efficiency and security.

As with all windows, you can choose to upgrade aluminium windows from the minimum legal requirements if you would like.

More thermally efficient aluminium windows will help to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. They can also help to make your home quieter by reducing the amount of noise that comes in from the outside.

Additional security features can bring peace of mind you are doing everything you can to keep your home and loved ones safe.

Aluminium double glazing offers strength, durability and longevity

Aluminium double glazing offers undoubted benefits when it comes to its strength, durability and longevity.

Aluminium Window Frame

The strength of aluminium is one of the reasons the frames can be so slim. It also adds valuable security benefits.

Aluminium windows are resistant to corrosion and warping. They won’t rot either. It means that aluminium double glazing is easy to maintain and will stay looking good for longer.

Above all, aluminium’s long lifespan means that aluminium windows are an excellent long-term investment.

The sustainable benefits of aluminium double glazing 

Aluminium’s long lifespan is also one of the reasons that aluminium double glazing is a sustainable choice. Not only that, when your aluminium windows reach end-of-life, the aluminium can be recycled and reused. In fact, aluminium is endlessly recyclable. Industry estimates suggest that nearly 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today.1

Why Capital Windows should be your first choice for aluminium double glazing 

When it comes to the basics of thermal efficiency and security, aluminium windows are very similar to every other type of window because they need to meet the same minimum standards. However, when it comes to the aesthetics, durability and sustainability, aluminium windows are very different to the alternatives.

Ultimately, your choice of window material is very personal. But if you’re considering aluminium double glazing for your home, get in touch with Capital Windows for a conversation.

We have over 40 years of experience in manufacturing and installing the most reputable and reliable aluminium glazing systems, so you can be sure we only offer the best.

We can offer advice on the aluminium window system that’s right for your home and work with you to get every detail just right. Our aim is always to help you transform the windows in your home and leave you delighted with the results.

To make an appointment to discuss aluminium double glazing for your home, get in touch.