Many people we speak to who are considering aluminium double glazing for their home want to understand more about its benefits when compared to other types of double glazing.
In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the differences and benefits of aluminium double glazing.
The aesthetic benefits of aluminium double glazing
One of the biggest benefits of aluminium double glazing is how good it looks.
The elegant, crisp lines of aluminium double glazing enhance every type of building, from modern, architect-designed properties to charming heritage homes.
Aluminium double glazing is also available in a vast array of different colours, which makes it very versatile. This is an important benefit where you want to achieve a precise shade, whether to complement or contrast with the rest of your home.
The durability and strength benefits of aluminium double glazing
Aluminium is a very strong material. It is also resistant to corrosion and decay. This makes aluminium double glazing very long lasting – it typically has a lifespan of 40 years or more. If you are investing in creating your forever home, this can be a big benefit.
The environmental benefits of aluminium double glazing
The long lifespan of aluminium double glazing makes it an environmentally responsible choice, so if sustainability is an important factor for you, this is an important benefit. They are fully recyclable when they reach the end of their lifespan too. In fact, aluminium is endlessly recyclable – nearly 75% of the aluminium ever produced is still in use today.
The frames of aluminium double glazing are typically much slimmer than those of other window materials. The slim frames mean more glass area, which maximises the amount of light that enters a room, helping to reduce the amount of artificial light that is needed. Aluminium double glazing is therefore ideal where this is an important factor, especially in homes with smaller windows, including heritage properties.
The thermal efficiency, security and performance benefits of aluminium double glazing
There are some occasions where aluminium double glazing doesn’t have benefits over other types of double glazing.
For example, all windows have to meet minimum legal standards for thermal efficiency, weather performance and security. If these are your key criteria, it doesn’t matter which window material you choose – it will have to meet or exceed these minimum requirements.
Also remember that all windows can be customised to meet your precise requirements. You can always choose to upgrade factors such as thermal or acoustic efficiency, weather performance or security on any or all of your windows.
How do you know if the benefits of aluminium double glazing are right for you?
Here at Capital Windows we love aluminium windows but we also know that their unique benefits aren’t right for every project. For some projects, PVC-U windows are the better choice, whether it’s for cost reasons or aesthetic considerations.
We manufacture and install a range of exceptional PVCu windows and aluminium windows. We’re always happy to discuss the options and help you choose the window material that’s right for you. We also have a showroom where you can see our windows for yourself. It is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturday mornings by appointment.
Choose Capital Windows
Whichever window material you decide, when you choose Capital Windows you get a reassuring level of quality and craftsmanship that enhances and adds value to your home.
We have over 40 years’ experience in the industry. All our windows, doors and interal screens are manufactured by skilled craftspeople in our state-of-the-art factory in Uxbridge. They are installed by experts who take pride in their work.
To start a no-obligation conversation about new windows for your home, get in touch.