Aluminium windows are an alternative to PVC, and they are becoming more common now than ever before. They are being used on some of the most iconic new homes, and you might not be able to recognise them from the solution that came to the market back in the 1970s, that’s how much they have changed. Down below, we are going to be looking at some of the benefits of aluminium rather than PVC, so keep reading if you want to know more.
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One of the benefits of aluminium is the strength, meaning these window systems are typically narrower at the frame, and yet can support a larger area of glass than its plastic counterpart can. In fact, aluminium is around two and a half times stronger than PVC, meaning that you are going to be able to fit larger windows that look better.
As such, if you are looking for a large window to be installed, this could be your best option due to the strength of the metal.
Another benefit is that aluminium is a very durable and stable metal. What this means is that it is not common for this metal to expand or contract when the weather changes, which is a common problem that people experience with other types of windows. That being said, it is not as susceptible to warping problems either, meaning that the window is going to be able to open and close as usual, no matter how hot or cold it gets outside. This is something that cannot be said for a lot of other materials, making it one of the most stable and durable options for you.
Cleaning with a damp cloth occasionally is the only maintenance that you are going to need to worry about once your aluminium windows have been fitted. This means that not only is the metal extremely durable, but you aren’t going to have to worry about the upkeep either. Any cleaning and maintenance work is going to be very small because you will notice aluminium won’t rust, need repainting or rot at all.
So, if you are someone who doesn’t have a lot of time to be cleaning and maintaining your windows, then this is certainly something to consider. Just have them installed, and then enjoy how wonderful they look all year round with minimal maintenance.
Being 100% recyclable is perhaps one of the best benefits of aluminium for the environment. If you have had your aluminium windows for a long time, it might even be possible to have them changed into a new set without worrying about loss of quality along the way. Thanks to this, there doesn’t need to be significant amounts of new aluminium produced all the time. So, not only are there practical benefits, but also environmental ones too.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the benefits of using aluminium windows instead of PVC. Perhaps this is something that you should be considering for your home.
If you are considering changing your PVC windows to aluminium, we have a network of dealers who will be able to quote for your project. Find your nearest Reynaers at Home Home dealership here.