Types of Aluminium Windows

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When it comes to the right aluminium windows, there are two distinct styles of frames to consider. The first is an all-aluminium frame, also known as a thermally split aluminium frame, which is incredibly solid but inefficient in comparison to other frame types. The second type of window is an aluminium clad window, which has a wood interior and an aluminium exterior and is usually the most expensive window frame with excellent energy efficiency. 

  • Top Thermally Broken Aluminum Windows - Thermally broken windows are incredibly strong and can withstand intense heat, making them suitable for hot climates such as Texas and Oklahoma, but they should be avoided in colder climates.

  • Gerkin Aluminum Windows - Gerkin is a smaller, regional window manufacturer with a positive reputation among most contractors who are familiar with the brand. They're commonly listed in relation to aluminium windows, but we don't have any clear output figures.

  • Jeld Wen Aluminum Windows - Jeld Wen is a larger manufacturer with mixed feedback from contractors; some say their goods are of low quality, while others praise their customer service and consider their windows to be a good value for the money.

  • Milgard Aluminum Windows - Milgard is a good mid-range window manufacturer with a good product at a fair price. The same tends to be true of their aluminium windows, though no clear reviews on their aluminium frames have been found. More Milgard window reviews can be found here.

  • Don Young Aluminum Windows - Don Young, based in Houston, makes high-quality solid aluminium windows. They're moderately priced, and Don Young has a solid reputation in the industry. Customers in Texas will find this to be a good choice, but it may not be accessible in other states or regions.

  • Top Aluminum Clad Windows - Marvin Ultimate has a wood interior with an aluminium clad exterior and a wide range of paint, size, and hardware options. White oak, mahogany, douglas pine, fir, and cherry are some of the interior wood options, which allow for easy customization for a triple glazing special yet classic look.

  • Loewen Window - The majority of Loewen's windows are wood-clad and come in a variety of designs, including bay and bow, image, entry, speciality, and transom, awning, and more traditional casements and double-hung. The interior is available in Douglas Fir or mahogany, with extruded aluminium cladding and a Kynar finish on the exterior. For the exterior finish, Loewen provides two colour lines: regular colours and the architectural colour collection. Low-e2 glass is included as standard.

Benefits Of Aluminium Windows:

  • Aluminium is more robust than uPVC. Because of the strength of the frames, aluminium windows can have a slimmer appearance and a greater glass surface area. As a result, they're extremely common in commercial and public structures such as schools, offices, and government buildings. If you're looking for an especially large build, this can also be a good advantage for a residential home.

  • Powder-coated aluminium is incredibly long-lasting, so any coating you pick will last for a long time. Aluminium windows have a 20-year lifespan.

  • Aluminium windows are also less toxic to the climate. Aluminium is infinitely recyclable; when it is recycled, it produces very high-quality new aluminium with just 5% of the energy necessary to manufacture the original product.

  • Aluminium provides more style versatility than uPVC, with a wide variety of colours (including dual colours) to choose from.

  • Aluminium windows are designed to withstand a range of harsh environments and have passed testing in extreme exposure categories.

So there you have it. Both options have some great benefits, but whether they’re right for you depends on your unique needs.

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