Why Choose Aluminium Windows?

You may have seen a recent case study we posted that involved aluminium bi-fold doors and windows. In it, we touched upon some of the benefits of aluminium, but this is quite a big topic and we felt it deserved more attention. Here at Reading Trade Windows, we’ve worked on multiple projects and noticed that the British public appreciates a well-made window. However, aluminium ones don’t always get the focus they deserve.

So, in an effort to redress this, we wanted to explain why it’s worth choosing aluminium windows. Let’s look at some of the big advantages they bring. 

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Low Maintenance, Ethical Windows

Aluminium is one of the ‘big three’ of window materials, alongside timber and UPVC. While wood is renowned for its traditional charm and UPVC is a reliable everyman, aluminium’s biggest advantage is its strength. It is an inherently tough and durable metal, almost on par with steel but significantly lighter. This means it places less strain on the structure of a house while also allowing for slimmer sightlines, wider glazed areas and better views of the outside world. 

At the same time, this toughness makes it extremely long-lasting. Aluminium windows can withstand severe weather conditions and break-in attempts equally well. They won’t degrade as the years go by and require very little maintenance. The average aluminium window can last decades before it needs replacing. 

Once it finally reaches the end of its life, it’s also easy to recycle. Aluminium is one of the most abundant metals on earth but it’s simple to re-use. Recycling aluminium takes only 5% of the energy used to produce it, so there’s less waste and long-term damage to the planet. This makes it very attractive to environmentally-conscious homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Energy Efficiency And Modern Designs

Speaking of which, let’s not forget the energy benefits of aluminium windows. There is a misconception that metal windows don’t retain heat well, but this is inaccurate. Aluminium windows might be cold to the touch but they offer superior energy efficiency. When fitted with double glazing, aluminium windows perform just as well as UPVC or timber, so are perfect for managing household temperatures and cutting your heating bills. 

And while it’s a more superficial point, aluminium windows are very attractive and can raise the kerb appeal of a home. Their slim sightlines are modern and eye-catching, and they look very sleek and modern. They’re widely customisable and can be adapted to match traditional buildings as well. They’ll leave a positive impression on any visitors, and let’s not overlook one last thing; the nicer the house looks, the more potential buyers will be willing to spend on it. 

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For all these reasons and more, we think aluminium windows are a worthwhile investment. Whether you’re working on a sophisticated new build or a classical townhouse, the right aluminium window is waiting for you to find it. So, why not get in touch with Reading Trade Windows and see how we can help? We can’t wait to hear from you.

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About Steve
Steve has been with Reading Trade Windows for many years and has worked in the fenestration industry for even longer. His experience makes him a valuable asset to the team, and he is always happy to show his news, views and advice here on our blog.