Aluminum frames offer 4 key benefits over wood timber and PVC making them the perfect choice for beautiful window frames:
- High Strength
- Excellent thermal efficiency
- Low maintenance
It is the strongest material used to make window frames. Its built-in durability means the material won’t be affected by temperature changes and doesn’t:
Both wood and PVC are prone to warping in different weather conditions. For example, wooden window frames can warp if the material absorbs too much moisture or is exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. When the wood warps, it can affect the fit of the window in the frame, causing thermal and operating efficiency problems.
uPVC frames are also prone to warping at high temperatures, which can cause the material to expand and contract, making it difficult for the frame to open and close properly.
Aluminum is not affected by analogous factors and because of its ingrain strength, the window can be made much larger without compromising the position of security.
Excellent Thermal Efficiency
Aluminum frames are very heat efficient, as long as the window frames are equipped with heat compartments.
Thermal fracture prevents the conductive properties of the metal from transferring heat away from the house. Origin windows feature 35mm polyamide heat shields with interlocking louvers that minimize airflow within the system.
A custom cavity seal is installed in the window frame’s internal cavity between the baffle and the frame (excluding the side of the frame where the lock is installed) to further improve thermal efficiency. Learn more about the thermal performance of windows and glazing in these helpful FAQs.
Aluminum window frames require the least maintenance.
It need only be cleaned with warm soapy water to maintain a clean appearance. Most aluminum frames are powder coated, meaning no repainting is required and the color won’t fade over time.
Powder coated aluminum will not corrode, discolor, rot or warp. You can read more about aluminum maintenance here in this section on bi-fold doors – much of which also applies to aluminum window frames.
Wooden frames need maintenance and should be repainted every few years to prevent wear and the wood should be completely enclosed to resist moisture.
uPVC frames are a low maintenance option; However, their main disadvantage is that they can wear out over time, especially if exposed to strong sunlight for long periods of time. Unlike wood, it cannot be repainted, so its lifespan is usually shorter.
Beautiful slim frames and multiple color finishes make aluminum windows an extremely stylish choice. The aluminum profiles are available in RAL powder-coated colors giving a perfectly smooth finish, provided the aluminum used is of high quality. Some window manufacturers make windows from remelted scrap aluminum, which can create minor imperfections in the smoothness of the frame surface.
On the other side of the scale, OEM windows are manufactured from high-quality billet aluminum that is fully traceable to the original supplier. They make windows of the highest quality. The windows can be finished in various RAL colors, including some realistic wood effect finishes.
Just like timber and uPVC windows, aluminum windows are available in a range of styles to suit your taste and your home, including casement, bay, and gable windows.
Wood is aluminum’s closest rival when it comes to aesthetics, especially in terms of age-old properties. The main disadvantage of wooden frames is they show signs of wear and tear faster than other materials. It also requires more maintenance. PVC window frames are not for their beauty and can look thick. Limited color options available for PVC windows.
Talk to your local installer to learn more about the benefits of choosing aluminum for window frames and the options available to your property.
MISUMI India is a leading supplier of aluminum profiles in India. Also, if want you want to buy aluminum frames in bulk quantity at a discounted price then Contact MISUMI India at 0124-4688 800.
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