Modern aluminium windows have undergone a major facelift in recent years, in terms of both design and manufacture. The cold grey aluminium frames with white oxidised patches and basic double glazing has thankfully long gone, replaced now with a much superior product altogether. Today, modern aluminium windows are barely recognisable compared to their old lacklustre counterparts. One of the problems with old aluminium frames was the cold metal causing condensation issues. If it was cold outside then the frames were cold inside too. However advances in technology has now cured this problem with the use of polyamide thermal broken systems.
Modern aluminium window frames are multi-chambered ‘thermal break’, which means the internal part of the frame is detached, or broken thermally, from the external part. This allows the frame to be warm on the inside regardless of the temperature outside. Glass used in the glazing process is energy efficient, and weathertight seals completes the modern aluminium window makeup.
Advantages of aluminium
The modern aluminium window has a few advantages over timber and uPVC, the most notable being the choice of finished colour. Aluminium can be painted in any of the 200 RAL colours, and can even be a different colour on each side. Aluminium is maintenance free, extremely strong, and very lightweight. It is also recyclable, and can be recycled endless times. Modern aluminium windows can be double or triple glazed, and because aluminium is so strong the frames are very slim. Multi-point security locking systems are fitted as standard, and there is usually a large choice of coloured handles to match the frames. Casement Windows, Bi-folding Doors, Residential Front Entrance Doors, French Doors and Grand Sliding Doors and but just a few products that can be manufactured from this versatile and strong material.
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