Aluminum windows and doors have become very in-demand in the last few of decades. And for quite some time, there was this belief among consumers that aluminum window frames can only be purchased in silver, with hardwood sub-frames.
But things have changed so much.
High-performance aluminum windows and doors can meet or even surpass energy efficiency standards. They can enhance heat gain and heat loss by up to 60%, outdoing their more expensive uPVC and timber equivalents.
Less Carbon Footprint
In a typical gas-heated home, aluminum double-glazed windows and doors provide CO2E equivalent savings of almost thrice the requirement for producing the aluminum frames, all within the first year. Over the building’s whole lifetime, energy savings are greater than the initial energy input by at least one hundred times. For homes heated with electricity, as well as for cooling homes in warm climates, savings can go as high as more than 300 times.
Durability and Easy of Maintenance
The corrosion-resistant characteristics of aluminum offer a low-maintenance frame and overall resistance to extreme weather and environmental conditions. As opposed to many other materials, especially wood, it does not warp, crack, split or swell over, which helps ensure a longer lifespan. Aluminum can be used in its original condition, or it can be anodized or painted for decoration or protection.
Aluminum frames can be considerably cheaper than other framing alternatives, providing a solid yet cost-efficient window and door solution, while simultaneously attaining exceptional energy outcomes.
A variety of finishing options makes aluminum windows and doors easy to match with other decors. Powder coating lends a beautiful finish to aluminum frames, and after they are coated, they will not require any repainting. There are lots of colors to select from, along with a whole variety of pearl and metallic finishes.
Anodising treatment can produce good corrosion resistance and great multiple color choices, and there’s even aluminum in finishes that mimic the look of timber, made from long-wearing marine grade powder coatings.
Aluminum is one of the most recyclable metals out there, aside from being environmentally sustainable. Recycling of aluminum needs just five percent of the initial energy consumed to make it. This natural property separates it from other framing materials boosting its sustainability.
Payback times on high-performance aluminum windows and doors are usually a lot shorter than for other options that only offer marginally improved performance at a much higher price. These options can a long, long time to deliver a payback.