Searching for the right choice of doors and windows for your new house? Or maybe you are looking at upgrading your current installations? If this is the case, you should know that beyond aesthetics and costs, other factors need to be considered before you make your final choice.

Among the variety of options available to you, aluminium may have been suggested as a preferred option because of its strength, or you may have likely considered it because of the ease of maintenance. Whatever the reasons are for considering aluminium as material for your windows and doors, here are established 5  to convince you that they are the perfect choice for you.

Before we jump right in, let’s understand what aluminium windows are and what they are not.

Aluminium Windows
Aluminium window frames are made from a material with high strength and malleability, making it easy for them to be tailored to any frame shape. The installation of a thermal break improves the insulating ability of the aluminium joinery.
You should know that aluminium windows are not the same as vinyl windows. The major difference is in the thickness of the frame. Vinyl frames which are made from PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) are much thicker than that of aluminium frames. They may share similar features, but one should not be mistaken for the other. Now, here are our top 5 reasons why Aluminium windows are best for you.

1. Durability
If you are searching for lightweight and long-lasting windows, then aluminium windows are the perfect choice for you. Aluminium is well known for its resistance to corrosion. This property places aluminium doors and windows very high on the durability table. In addition to this, surface treatments ensure that throughout the lifetime of the joinery, performance and aesthetics are adequately retained. If you live along the coastline or in high wind areas, you stand to be protected by the weather-proof quality of the material. With proper care, aluminium windows can last for years and even decades.

2. Affordability
While the costs of your project depend on the quantity of windows being installed or replaced, aluminium offers you great value for your money. Owing to its long lifespan and energy efficiency, aluminium doors and windows are much cheaper to use than timber and PVC.

The price of window installations also depends on the type of glass being used. Single glazing is cheaper than double glazing whereas soundproof glass costs more.

The price for aluminium windows in New Zealand ranges from $200 to $1000 per square metre depending on the type of glass being used. This includes the glass and the frame.

3. Aesthetics
Arguably, one of the most pronounced advantages of aluminium windows is their thin sightlines. This allows for more of the windows or doors to be made of glass thereby increasing their aesthetic value. When it comes to home design, aluminium is symbolic of modern architecture. It can be tailored to any specification and can easily be coated for different looks and finishes.

With a well-planned customisation, the “industrial” look and feel of aluminium can easily be replaced with your desired colour and finish.

4. Reduced Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency
The carbon footprint represents the volume of carbon dioxide (CO2) and greenhouse gas emissions produced by a material throughout its use. Aluminium windows are environment friendly. Their lasting durability, gives them an incredibly low carbon footprint. In addition, aluminium is one hundred percent recyclable and only requires little energy for the recycling process. This also means that your old window frames can always be recycled into new ones.
The addition of insulating double glazing glass limits heat loss and entry of cold air. You could save a lot on your energy bills should you have the right glass options for your aluminium window frames.

5. Low Maintenance
Owing to the fact that the material does not rust and has a high resistance to corrosion, all you need is to clean them properly and you get to enjoy your installation for a very long time. There is also no need for painting or sanding.
Both external aluminium and internal frames simply need regular washing with a mixture of lukewarm water and a soft, general detergent. All surfaces should be cleaned using a soft cloth or sponge, and nothing abrasive. 

Aluminium windows and doors offer a plethora of advantages and should be a top choice when deciding on what material to use. To help you with more information on the benefits and how to begin your installation journey you should contact the Window factory as soon as possible.