Aluminum windows and doors have undeniably soared in popularity over the last few years. And for so long, there was this wrong perception that aluminum window and door frames could only be ordered in silver, with hardwood sub-frames .
But times are different.
For high-performance aluminum windows and doors, meeting or even exceeding energy efficiency standards comes easy. They can effortlessly improve heat gain and heat loss by 60%, beating pricier expensive timber and uPVC counterparts.
Less Carbon Footprint
In the usual gas-heated home, using aluminum double-glazed windows and doors offers CO2E equivalent savings of nearly three times of what is needed in aluminum frame production right within the initial year. In the entire lifespan of the building, energy savings are higher than the initial energy input by more than a hundred times. For electricity-heated homes and cooling homes in tropical climates, savings can be greater by above 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. Unlike a lot of other materials, particularly wood, it is not prone to warping, swelling, splitting or cracking with, thus contributing to its longevity. Aluminum can retain its original finish, or it can be painted or anodized to protect it or simply to decorate it.
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.
Because it comes with an extensive array of finishing options, aluminum windows and doors become so easy to match all kinds of decor. Powder coating gives aluminum frames a great-looking finish, and the moment they have been coated, there will be no need for 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 only needs no more than five percent of the initial energy necessary to create it. This innate property differentiates it from other framing materials that reinforce its sustainability.
Payback durations on high-performance aluminum windows and doors are generally much shorter than for other options providing only marginally enhance performance at a far greater price. These options can take a really long time before a payback.