Aluminium windows and doors are on the rise; moving over from just dominating the commercial sector to becoming a popular choice for many residential properties as well.
Aluminium has long been the undisputed King of the commercial sector - the reasons for this can be attributed to its strength, flexibility, recyclability and durability. This basically means that the lightweight slim frames can hold large pieces of glass in place securely, providing maximum daylight and views. Aluminium is an ideal choice for the larger windows, doors and curtain walling which can often be found in office buildings.
Back in 2015, uPVC was the controlling force of the housing market, due to the thermal efficiency and relatively cheap cost. However, with the technological advancements in aluminium windows they have now got comparable energy ratings to plastic windows. With their slimmer frames, elegant style, lower maintenance and increased durability, aluminium windows and doors win on aesthetics and long-term value for money without a doubt. That’s without adding in their quality and safety and security features, it’s not really a surprise that aluminium has changed the tide.
One area of the residential market that aluminium is already well established is bifold doors. In 2015, almost 60% of the bifold doors in the UK were made from aluminium, compared to only 27% from uPVC. Patio doors are a new area for aluminium to expand into, due to the ongoing trend for family rooms with easy garden access - overall, patio door installations are predicted to increase throughout 2020.
Aluminium is an abundant material which is 100% recyclable with no loss of quality. Therefore, not only can your windows and doors be made from recycled material, but you can rest assured that after many years of use, your aluminium frames can once again be fully recycled.
Aesthetically, aluminium is a winner. There are no unsightly welded joints that you get with uPVC, and unlike timber, aluminium will never rot and there is no need to paint the frames each year.
Choosing the Right Aluminium Windows & Doors
With so many different aluminium windows and doors on the market, you need to make sure that you’re getting the best for your home. You should be looking for:
High quality products
Fabulous aesthetics with super slim sightlines to maximise daylight
A variety of design options
Excellent thermal performance
Get in touch with the team here at AA Conservatories to discuss how we can bring some elegant aluminium into your home.