What to look for when buying aluminium windows

by | Aug 17, 2022 | Homeowner Advice, Resource Centre

Buying aluminium windows for your home is a considered investment. So, you’ll want to be sure you’ve made the right decision and we are here to help.

Aluminium windows are a modern day, sophisticated essential.  Alongside their contemporary good looks, they can improve energy efficiency and also the security of your home. But it’s easy to think aluminium windows are an off-the-shelf item but the truth is very different. Quality aluminium windows are made to order for you and your home and as such, there are lots of choices you can make to personalise your windows. We take a look at some of the things you should consider.

The style of your aluminium windows:Evoke Flush

The style of window choice is crucial.  Modern aluminium windows let you improve the performance and the look of your home in a way that older aluminium windows don’t. For example, aluminium windows were on the market 20 years ago, but they don’t look anywhere near as good as today’s slimline modern versions such as our Evoke Flush Windows.  Evoke combines cutting-edge technology with next generation aluminium aesthetics to deliver the best in modern-day window design. Perfect for both contemporary and traditional homes, when you choose our Evoke Flush Windows. you are choosing the best quality windows that will also enhance the look and the performance of your home.

Check the energy efficiency of your aluminium windows

One of the first things you need to do is find out about the energy efficiency of your aluminium windows. Windows have thermal efficiency ratings. In order to comply with building regulations, windows have to meet certain minimum standards.

Check that your windows meet this minimum standard by asking about the BFRC rating. BFRC (the British Fenestration Rating Council) assesses the performance of windows and doors and gives them a rating between A++ and E. Genuine BFRC rated products are labelled with a small official sticker on the inside of the frame and often a large rainbow label on the surface of the window or door. This gives you clear, visible proof that it will perform as promised.

You may find it useful to know that our Evoke Flush Window. offer the best in thermal efficiency.

Check the security of your aluminium windows

Another point to check is the security credentials of your aluminium windows

Like thermal efficiency, aluminium windows have to meet certain security standards by law. Ground floor, basement and other easily accessible windows (including easily accessible rooflights) should meet the requirements of PAS 24 enhanced security standard.

In practice, this means you’re looking for features such as multipoint locking and internal beading. Internal beading refers to the way the frames have been glazed. Internally beaded windows have been glazed from the inside. When they’re externally glazed, it’s much easier for burglars to remove the bead and glass and gain entry to your home.

Check the quality of workmanship

The quality of manufacture is crucial. Our Evoke Flush Windows. use the industry’s best materials and are manufactured in house at our dedicated manufacturing centre with attention to detail and skill. And as we have been manufacturing and fitting aluminium windows for 40 years, your home is in safe hands.

Free your imagination

If you’ve been thinking about having aluminium windows for your home improvement project, then take look at our Evoke Flush Windows. and start imagining the difference they could make to your home.