Change your view with aluminium windows
Stunning aluminium windows can take the look and feel of your home to the next level.
Aluminium windows can come in a range of windowpane configurations, frame styles and glass types — letting you customise your windows exactly how you’d like them for your dream home.
Boasting a range of modern security features coupled with aesthetic appeal and world-class thermal efficiency, the aluminium window is the perfect solution for the modern home.
Types of aluminium windows
Although all aluminium windows are made from the same material, a range of different customisable options mean that there lots of window types to choose from.
Aluminium windows come in many standard configurations including:
- Aluminium fixed windows
- Aluminium sash windows
- Aluminium casement windows
- Aluminium side-hung windows
- Aluminium sliding windows
- Aluminium folding windows
- Aluminium pivot opening windows
We can supply & fit all of the above other than Aluminium sash windows and Aluminium folding windows.
Benefits of aluminium windows
Aluminium windows balance stunning visual appeal with unrivalled practicality — and the number of benefits they have demonstrates this.
The benefits of aluminium windows include:
Ease of maintenance — Aluminium is usually treated with a special coating of aluminium oxide which helps it resist the elements. Other materials — like UPVC frames — can begin to warp or corrode in response to rapid temperature changes, whereas aluminium frames require very little maintenance.
Affordability — Aluminium doors offer a balance of style and function at an incredibly low price. Aluminium is often considered one of the cheapest materials to create windows from, being cheaper than both UPVC and timber alternatives.
Thermal efficiency — A well-crafted aluminium window with double-glazing increases thermo-efficiency by 60% — rivalling that of timber and UPVC windows. Although it’s made from aluminium and isn’t perceived to be energy-efficient by many, it’s design helps to lock in heat in the winter and cool rooms in the summer.
Strength and durability — The strength-to-weight ratio of aluminium is incredibly high — meaning it’s easy to lift and install while being incredibly resistant to weather and physical damage.
Modernised security — Aluminium is not only a tough material, but it can harbour many modernised locking mechanisms. Additional latches, window wedges and pin locks can all be embedded within a modern aluminium window — increasing security and detering would-be thieves from trying their luck.
They look great – While aluminium windows have proven they’re incredibly practical when it comes to cost and function, they also look great. Aluminium windows can be styled and coloured to fit the bespoke style and fit of any home.
If you’re interested in upgrading your existing windows for new, durable and energy-efficient aluminium windows, enquire now and we can book you in for a free, no-obligation measuring and quote.
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Why choose aluminium windows?
Aluminium windows are arguably one of the most well-rounded types of windows on the market when it comes to looks, function and cost.
They’re durable, require little maintenance, are energy-efficient — saving you money on your bills long term — and fit any home, adding a touch of modern style to your home.
They’re also one of the cheapest options, being marginally less expensive than both UPVC and timber alternatives.
What are the disadvantages of aluminium windows?
It’s no secret that aluminium is an effective material when it comes to making appealing and functional windows in the home. However, like with everything, there are some disadvantages worth bearing in mind.
Some of the disadvantages of aluminium windows include:
Oxidation — Any time aluminium is scratched or dented deeply enough, it can pierce the layer of aluminium oxide — exposing the raw metal underneath to the open air. This causes the aluminium to oxidise, forming a nasty powder layer over the scratch site which can be very difficult to stop once the protective layer has been compromised.
Marks and staining — Windows are exposed to the elements daily. Unfortunately, rain can leave stubborn water marks and dirt patches which can be tedious to clean and maintain.
It can corrode — In extremely rare cases, the aluminium oxide lining can be compromised and cause corrosion over time. Although unlikely, the aluminium oxide coating can begin to break down when exposed to highly-acidic or highly-alkaline liquids — which can cause slow corrosion and structural weakening over time.
Condensation issues — Rapid temperature changes can cause quite a bit of condensation to build up on the aluminium parts of the frame – requiring regular cleaning to avoid a buildup of marks and streaks.
Are aluminium windows better than UPVC?
Aluminium is typically more structurally sound than a UPVC window.
Extreme heat and cold temperatures can wreak havoc with the molecular structure of plastic, causing it to expand, contract and warp out of shape. This causes gaps in the frame which can let in a draft — this problem will only worsen over time.
Aluminium doesn’t warp or corrode in response to hot or cold weather — making it a more durable option than a UPVC window.
Can aluminium windows be double glazed?
Yes, aluminium windows can be double-glazed.
Aluminium frames can be made bespoke to any customer’s specifications and are more than durable enough to support double-glazed glass sheets.
Should I replace my aluminium windows?
If your aluminium windows are suffering from oxidisation — or you’re experiencing a draft — it might be time to upgrade your aluminium windows.
If your home has existing wood or timber windows, aluminium windows should be considered as an alternative due to their low-cost, durability, ease of maintenance and long-lasting nature.
How long do aluminium double-glazed windows last?
Well-made aluminium double-glazed windows can last up to 45 years with proper maintenance.
It’s important that the aluminium frames are treated with aluminium oxide to avoid corrosion when exposed to the elements and any scratches are scrapes are properly repaired to avoid oxidation of the raw metal underneath.
Can aluminium windows be energy efficient?
Contrary to popular assumption, aluminium windows rival the efficiency of the most-used window frame materials — namely, UPVC windows and timber frames.
A well-made, double-glazed aluminium window can increase thermal-efficiency by up to 60% — making them not only a visually appealing option, but one that helps lock in heat and slash bills in the long term.