Are Aluminium Windows Better Than PVC?
If you’re thinking of making the switch from PVC windows to slimline aluminium windows, you’ll want to know that the upgrade is worth it. In this guide, we’re covering in detail what makes aluminium a revered choice of window and how it compares to the humble PVC variety.
Pros of the aluminium frame
Larger glass panels = better views
Aluminium window frames are capable of holding larger glass panels. Not only will you create better views around your home, you will also have lighter spaces due to the increase in natural light exposure. In other words, you have the chance to truly transform your property for the better.
They are engineered to last
Aluminium is super strong, yet lightweight enough to be used for window frames. With powder-coating, it should resist the elements and not corrode or need replacing for many years to come. With Klosen, we provide a 10 year guarantee as standard for all the aluminium profiles that we supply, and the powder coating element comes with a further guarantee of 25 years against corrosion.
PVC may require more frequent replacements than aluminium frames.
Aluminium frames will need to be cleaned every now and again, and checking for any trapped debris when you’ve had the windows open is also worth doing. But all in all, aluminium windows are pretty low maintenance and are easy to keep clean and in a like-new condition. With most PVC windows often being white and larger, their frames often need cleaning more often and any dirt or dust is a lot more visible.
The ‘wow’ factor
Aluminium windows are not just a flashy, new window style, they have been truly designed to offer the ‘wow’ factor for homes old and new. Stunning views and elegant, minimal lines work in harmony to create contemporary and flawless facades and interior spaces.
Range of finishes
With aluminium windows, you can get a range of finishes on the frame, including a selection of RAL colours to suit your building. You also have a choice of locking and opening mechanisms to suit your preference.
Aluminium Windows vs PVC – which is best?
Sometimes which is best may come down to your budget. But if you have the extra cost needed for the premium-quality aluminium frames, we say it’s well worth it. They don’t just look the part, they are also built to last and should provide you with good levels of insulation. Take a look at the Klosen website to browse the full collection of aluminium and slimline windows. Get a free quote today.