Out of all the window frame materials available, aluminium is perhaps a bit of a dark horse. It tends to be timber or uPVC that first springs to mind when homeowners consider their next window designs – especially for more traditional or period properties. Aluminium is perhaps most commonly used in patio, French and bifolding doors for contemporary homes. But sleek, secure and versatile aluminium frames look amazing in all types of properties and offer incredible functional benefits for homeowners – whether you own a Victorian-style townhouse in London, or a rustic cottage or ultra-modern barn conversion in rural Surrey.
Aluminium has excellent thermal performance qualities, and double-glazed aluminium windows can help your home achieve a better all-round energy-efficiency rating. As well as making your home feel warm and cosy, this means that you do not have to rely so much on central heating. As such, aluminium windows can help with reducing your energy bills and keeping costs down. This also has environmental benefits, as cutting down on central heating lowers your CO2 emissions and can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
Another benefit of aluminium is that it is incredibly durable and resistant to denting or harsh weather conditions – with no chance of it swelling, cracking or rotting. Aluminium windows can last up to 45 years, with little maintenance required to keep them in good condition.
With aluminium windows, you do not have to apply treatment or conduct regular maintenance to keep them looking great and functioning smoothly – the finish on the frames is enough to protect them. If you ever need to get them repaired (e.g. because they have been damaged during a break-in), then expert glaziers can do this efficiently, affordable and without hassle.
Don’t be put off by thinking that aluminium frames only comes in contemporary shades of grey and silver. Aluminium windows can be fully customised to achieve the look you want in your home – whether that’s with a bold colour or a subtle wood grain finish for a real timber effect. There are a wide range of colours and finishes available to suit your style and home.
So, there you have it: some of the many benefits of installing aluminium window frames. Here at Merton Windows, we offer a wide range of aluminium windows for customers in Vauxhall, Worcester Park, Wimbledon and other areas of London and Surrey. Contact us today to find out more. We’re sure we’ll be able to find your perfect aluminium style!