Using aluminium for your windows and doors has grown in popularity in recent years. By tradition, aluminium was used in more commercial building projects than domestic, but now more home-owners are making the decision to include aluminium windows and doors in their home.
This is because aluminium offers a sleek and modern look and is built to last with aluminium frames the strongest available. This means that the frames ca be slimmer – allowing for extra glass space- whilst still offering all the needed support and strength.
The massive advantage for aluminium doors and windows are that they can allow for larger open spaces. As a result the door are very energy efficient, and also allow more natural light into the building which can improve health related issues and help again reduce energy bills. Depending on the style of your home, this could also give the impression of a glass wall which is becoming very popular in modern houses.
Unlike UPVC, aluminium maintains its colour a lot better meaning that in five years’ time, when sun and the elements have taken their effect, your aluminium frame will still hold its bold look. UPVC however may have faded and have parts which look like they need repainting.
Aluminium is also very environmentally friendly, another great benefit with more people trying to reduce the impact their home has on the environment.
Although UPVC is cheaper than aluminium, in life it is often true you get what you pay for and this is the case with aluminium. Doors and windows are usually an investment and thus paying out a little more initially will save you money and time in the longer run. If you plan on living in the home for over 10 years, then this will be of huge benefit to you.
If you would like to see how aluminium doors and windows would look in your home please speak to one of our team. We can use a specialist CAD drawing system to show you 3d designs and have lots of examples on our case studies page. For more information, contact us today or visit our showroom.