What Are Aluminium Windows?
Aluminium windows are quite self-explanatory; they are windows made from Aluminium. They can come in many different styles and offer unique architectural design features mixed with market-leading thermal performance, combining polyurethane resin with a multi-chamber isolator core which helps meeting the thermal requirements of the current building regulations.
What Are uPVC Windows?
Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, also known as uPVC, is a low-maintenance building material. uPVC is quite famous for being a cheaper alternative to hardwood timber and aluminium windows. Although uPVC is quite popular when talking about windows, it has several other uses including siding, and fascia or weatherboarding.
Are Aluminium Windows Better Than uPVC?
Pros And Cons of Aluminum Windows
When choosing windows, you have probably looked at several options, including uPVC and aluminium. The uPVC and aluminium windows of today have come very than when they were first created but just how good are they? Here is a list of the Pro and Con of both to help you make your decision.
Ultra slimline profiles create beautiful window designs
Aluminium is light but enduring
Doesn’t require much maintenance other than wiping dust
Comes in any RAL colour
Can easily be manipulated into shapes if you have special shaped windows
May not work well in extremely cold climates. However, this can be improved by using non-conductive material between the two panes.
A higher cost than uPVC
Pros And Cons of uPVC Windows
Can be recycled
Doesn’t require much maintenance
It won’t change shape over time
Comes from an unsustainable source. uPVC is reliant on oil supplies that will eventually run out
uPVC is Cheap, while that can be a good thing, it is cheap for a reason. uPVC can cheapen the value of older and historic buildings.
Becomes brittle and discolours over time
Unenviormentally friendly. Although it can be recycled, it gives off harmful fumes when created and destroyed
Can look ugly and uninspired