Are you going to replace your old windows and you are still not sure whether use PVC or aluminium windows? Here are some pros, cons and features of aluminium windows that you might find useful before making a final decision.
When and why are aluminium windows ideal?
You should consider aluminium windows when cold isn’t an important factor. Modern aluminium frames with high tolerances and standards can keep heat much more efficient than they did before. Aluminium windows are mostly used for commercial buildings. PVC windows are not very able to withstand anything more than a normal residential environment where the door is opened and closed few times a day. When you compare prices of PVC windows and aluminium windows, of course PVC windows are cheaper, PVC is a plastic and aluminium is one of the metals. What’s more, architects will always prefer aluminum over PVC. Why?
Noise reduction – Aluminium is stronger and heavier than PVC
Suitable for unusually shaped windows – You can easily manipulate aluminum into a shape you need or way
More colour choice – Aluminum framed windows can be powder-coated into many colors.
Easy maintenance – Aluminum doesn’t need re-painting, doesn’t rot or wrap and it is rigid and strong enough to bear a load of window lintels.
Better operability – Aluminum doors will continue to open and slide smoothly over the years.
As mentioned above aluminum might be not a good choice for colder climates as a condensation or frost forms inside the windows may present few problems. However, aluminum represents a great environmentally friendly material and aluminum framed windows could be a perfect choice.
Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a wide range types of aluminum as aluminum sheets and plates, aluminum composite panels and others. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download a new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.
Silvia M.// SMC Editor
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Credits: doityourself.com, aluminiumtradesupply.co.uk, avanti.com.au, windowsandframes.org, kozijnpro.nl