If you are looking to replace the windows and doors in your home, aluminium is a fantastic choice!
Join us as we take a look at five fantastic things that you should know about aluminium, and why it is the perfect choice for your home improvements.
Aluminium is one of the lightest metals you can find – it is three times lighter than steel or iron.
Despite being light, aluminium is also extremely durable and can be found in cars and skyscrapers… NASA even use it in their spacecrafts!
Why is aluminium so strong? As it is so lightweight, parts made out of aluminium can be constructed to be incredibly thick and hard-wearing. This makes it the perfect choice for your window and door frames!
Many car, bike and aeroplane parts are made from aluminium and with good reason - it’s incredibly weather-proof! In fact, the longer you use it, the stronger it gets!
Aluminium doesn’t contain iron, so it can’t rust. Rust not only causes unattractive orange spotting, but can also cause flaking and pitting, as well as weakening structures.
When aluminium is exposed to oxygen, a thin layer of aluminium oxide forms on the surface. This protects the metal even further, safeguarding it against rain, wind, ice and snow.
Treat your aluminium door or window frames well, and they can last for up to forty years.
In the past, aluminium windows and doors only came in silver and white, but now you can pick a colour scheme that is perfect for your home.
Aluminium door and window frames can be made in a colour scheme and finishes to suit your house. You can even have dual colours frames - one colour on the outside and a different colour inside to match your home décor.
With the UK and EU aiming to be carbon-neutral by 2050, we need to do all we can to play our part and help achieve this.
Modern aluminium window and door frames use thermal break technology which creates an insulated barrier, preventing heat from escaping your building. Use aluminium door and window frames in your home, and you could save up to £175 a year in your energy bills.
The other benefit is that aluminium will help trap the heat in your building, keeping your home warm.
One of the benefits of aluminium is that it is very eco-friendly. Did you know that recycling one tin can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on an iPod?
This means that when it’s time for your door and window frames to be replaced, they can be transformed into something brand new! More than 90% of aluminium in buildings is recycled at the end of its working life.
The surrounding environment around us plays a massive part in how we feel, act and think. Aluminium bifold doors are a great solution to reconnect with nature. They can make your room look more spacious and bring in lots of natural light, but also open up the view and let you absorb all of the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.