Aluminium Doors and Windows: 6 Reasons to Consider Them for your Next Homeby Levi Barney Marketing Manager
Also known as ‘Miracle Metal’, Aluminium is found on earth in the form of bauxite ore. It is also the most abundant metal on the planet and 3rd most common element inside the earth’s crust.
That is the reason why aluminium is an interestingly popular choice when it comes to windows and doors for contemporary buildings, homes, office, etc. If you want to upgrade the level of security or insulation or aesthetic of your house then Aluminium is the perfect metal for you!
Although, if you are already impressed with this miracle metal then get your made to measure doors and windows today from Accent Windows. Till then, have a look at these different reasons why you should opt for aluminium doors and windows for your home or building.
1. Light in Weight
Aluminium weighs only 2.7g/cm3 which makes it one of the lightest commercially available metals. And that is the reason why you should select aluminium for your doors and made to measure windows. Moreover, you can also select this metal for your curtain walling because they are not structural and can only carry their own weight, so the lighter the better.
2. Corrosion Resistant
If you wish that your doors or windows don’t corrode then choose aluminium. This is because it consists of a protective layer of aluminium oxide on the surface whenever it comes into contact with air. Due to this layer, aluminium is extremely resistant to corrosion from anything the weather can throw, including acid rain.
On the other hand, aluminium window frames won’t swell, crack, split or warp over the years like timber or PVC-U frames. Although, if you are willing to protect your aluminium doors and made to measure windows then anodize it or powder coat the surface of it.
3. Won’t break
Aluminium might be the softest metal but it is malleable and ductile, which means it can be bent or pressed into shape or drawn out into a thin wire without losing its toughness and breaking or cracking. In simple words, aluminium is pliable, not brittle.
In reality, aluminium is the second most malleable and sixth most ductile metal on the planet. This is great for people that are looking for a curved curtain wall or window as it can be bent or pressed into the required shape without breaking.
Did you know that aluminium is 100% recyclable? Surprised? But that’s true! Recycled aluminium looks like virgin aluminium which can be used again and again to manufacture doors and windows. Today, nearly 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still used. This characteristic of aluminium also makes it great for the environment as it creates a smaller carbon footprint and lowers costs.
5. Strong and Durable
To make windows and doors, aluminium alloys are used because pure aluminium doesn’t have high tensile strength. And that is why elements manganese, silicon, copper, and magnesium are added to aluminium to increase its strength. Pure aluminium has a tensile strength of 90Mpa but when all these elements are added, the tensile strength reaches over 690Mpa.
Aluminium which is one of the lightest engineering metals has a better strength to weight ratio than steel when used as an alloy. Further, the strength of aluminium increases as it gets colder, whereas the steel becomes brittle at low temperatures. This simply means that your aluminium bi-fold doors can withstand extremely cold temperatures.
6. Easy to Make into Frames
In order to make aluminium doors and windows, manufacturers use extrusion process, where the aluminium is first heated and then it is forced through a die cast to create an aluminium profile. Then they are joined together to form a frame. This is how the window and door frames get their unique characteristics. Aluminium also has great machinability which makes it easy to accurately fabricate the aluminium profiles into the finished wood frame.
These are some of the reasons why people choose aluminium windows and door over other materials. If you are too willing to get your aluminium windows and doors today then head to the Accent Windows store in Melbourne or call on (03) 9729 4088 to book a free appointment.
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