Which Material is Best for Windows?
15 November 2019
A variety of materials are used today for window frames, from traditional wood to modern uPVC and aluminium, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Find out what the best window frame option is for you by reading on.
Wooden frames have been used in window frame construction for centuries. Offering a warm look and being easy to paint, they are also affordable. However, wooden window frames also require regular maintenance such as sealing and painting. Changes in temperature and humidity can also cause wood to crack, lowering the insulation that your windows provide. This can also allow damp inside the window frames, causing rot and weakened frames.
A common option today for window frames is uPVC. This material is not susceptible to corrosion and is cheap, with great insulative qualities as well. However, uPVC windows typically do not last beyond around the 20-year mark, and are also less environmentally friendly than other options.
Fiberglass windows can be strong and resistant to changing temperatures and can replicate the look of wood without warping like wood frames. However, this option can be more expensive and can scratch fairly easily in an unsightly way.
Aluminium windows can provide slim frames, excellent durability and low maintenance. They can also be configured in a variety of ways due to the light weight and high strength of aluminium, and are also great value for money. One concern with aluminium windows is that they sometimes provide poor heat insulation, however with our aluminium windows, our excellent design means that all our windows have been awarded A-rated energy efficiency.
For our windows, we have chosen aluminium as our frame material due to its durability and strength. Our windows offer competitive prices and all the benefits of aluminium alongside our 30 years of expertise in crafting aluminium windows. We can customise our windows to suit the requirements for your home, with extensive colour options and our in-house manufacturing facilities allowing us to create almost any shape for you.