There are three basic materials used for frames for windows and doors:
Aluminium being a newer edition to the list, it is rapidly gaining popularity for use in both private and commercial buildings. Modern architecture calls for larger windows and doors, maximising external views and ensuring the best use of natural light. Aluminium enables slim profiles ideal for larger glassed areas, maintaining strength and design flexibility.
The benefits if aluminium include the following:
Enhanced product life
Aluminium is highly corrosion-and rust resistant if installed and maintained correctly. Due to this it less likely to warp, rot or swell over time and can last between 20 to 30 years.
Strong yet slim
Aluminium has a high strength-to-weight ratio making it less likely to dent even though the frame is slim in appearance.
Strong and flexible, aluminium can be used for almost any frame you can imagine. Powder coating ensures that colour options are just as vast.
Sound and thermal insulation
Combining aluminium frames with energy efficient glass provides excellent insulation against sound and thermal filtration. The heat gain and loss is estimated at 60% less to aluminium’s wood and uPVC counterparts.
The enhanced thermal insulating properties of aluminium reduces running costs (heating/cooling expenses). Aluminium is a 100% recyclable, reducing manufacturing costs and making it an environmentally friendly building material.
Reducing our carbon footprint, aesthetically pleasing and economical aluminium has become the obvious frame choice for all building projects.