If you're installing new windows, you need to decide what framing material to opt for. For example, should you install aluminium, timber or vinyl windows? Here are several advantages of using aluminium.
Aluminium windows are versatile as you can use them for all shapes and sizes of windows. For example, you can install a small window in a bathroom or a large wall of windows in a living area, looking onto your back garden. Because aluminium is light, large doors won't get too unwieldy to move.
Additionally, you can pick from a range of different colours. Some aluminium windows have different colours on their outer and inner sides to match the house facade and the interior. If you don't want a metallic look, you could opt for a faux timber finish that will provide the warm aesthetic of wood.
Aluminium windows can also make your home more energy-efficient if you opt for efficient glazing and frame designs. For example, double-glazed windows will hinder heat from passing through the panes in both directions. Thus, you can keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Another option is Low-E glass that reflects heat. The frame is also crucial for heat transfer through a window. For the best efficiency, install aluminium windows with a thermal break that stops heat from passing from one side of the frame to the other.
Another benefit of aluminium windows is that this metal isn't flammable like timber is. Building products have a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating, which designates what level of fire risk they're suited to. If you live in a bushfire prone area, you need building materials with high fire resistance ratings. Aluminium windows come with high ratings. Your window installer can advise you on the BAL rating system and what may be appropriate for your area. You can also check with your local council.
Aluminium is a recyclable metal, which means it doesn't necessarily require limited resources from the earth. Thus, once aluminium windows have reached the end of their lifespan, many years down the track, they can contribute to making new objects. Plus, you can make money off the metal when you bring it to a recycling company. In this way, aluminium windows are an eco-friendly choice. On the other hand, some kinds of vinyl aren't recyclable and don't break down, so they eventually clog up landfills.
For more information on aluminium windows, contact a company near you.Share
11 January 2022
If you want to find a way to care for your windows and to ensure that they remain in the best possible condition, then you are in the right place. My name is Peter and I would like to introduce you to a few simple concepts which can really help you to get the most out of the windows in your home. I am not a professional window contractor but over the past few months, I have been given some great advice by my brother-in-law who works for a large window supplier as an installation and maintenance worker. I hope you like my blog.