Advantages of aluminium vs. uPVC

The top five reasons to choose aluminium systems
aluminium window frame

5 reasons why aluminium windows are better than PVC windows

If the time has come to replace your windows or doors, or perhaps you’re considering installing additional glazing into your property to increase the quality of natural light into your home, one of the first things to decide is the material for their frames.

For some time, uPVC has been seen as the low-maintenance, cutting-edge option, but there are many reasons why aluminium glazing systems outperform PVC windows and doors, resulting in a better investment in your home.

Read on to discover the five key benefits of aluminium windows over their PVC counterparts:

  1. Aluminium framework can last a lifetime
    Aluminium glazing is not a throwaway purchase; you won’t need to replace it within a few years, probably even a few decades! Aluminium is supremely strong and durable and is highly resistant to corrosion, capable of standing up to the outside elements. While PVC windows may require periodic replacement, you can rest assured that aluminium systems will keep on working, providing style and performance without compromise.
  2. Enhanced energy efficiency for your home
    Thermally broken aluminium windows offer outperform uPVC windows for energy efficiency time and again. A thermal break ensures that the aluminium surface cannot be influenced by external temperatures, preventing it from becoming a source of heat loss for your home in colder months and even condensation. You’ll find most of our aluminium windows feature thermal breaks, along with insulated cavities.
  3. Highly attractive material
    Your home is your castle; it’s understandable that you want to make it look its best. There’s no contest between aluminium and PVC in terms of aesthetics. Capable of being sculpted into smooth, slim sightlines, this ultra-modern framework can provide a truly contemporary finish to your property’s exterior. If you’re planning a particularly ambitious extension or renovation to your home, aluminium systems have the ‘wow factor’ that PVC simply can’t compete with.
  4. Capable of holding larger glass panes
    Aluminium is a considerably stronger material than uPVC and can subsequently hold frames that are not only thinner and sleeker but bigger too; allowing more light into the property and making living spaces feel fresher and more spacious. If you’re looking to create a closer connection between your home’s interiors with its surroundings, our Supertherm80 fixed glazing can create impressive living areas and distinct architectural features for your property.
  5. Colour matching for a truly bespoke finish
    In terms of colour matching the framework of your new glazing to the style and architecture of your property, aluminium windows offer a choice of colours which far surpass that of uPVC. With only a specified range of colours available for uPVC windows, aluminium allows for greater flexibility with the ability for your frames to be sprayed to match any RAL colour. The result? A glazing system that’s truly bespoke to your home.

If you’d like to discuss the possibilities of having an aluminium glazing system fitted in your home, please don’t hesitate to request our free online brochure. Alternatively, you can get in touch by using our contact form or calling 020 8003 0954 to arrange an initial consultation with our friendly, experienced team.