Lightweight, durable and rigid the new generation of aluminium doors and windows are as functional as they are good to look at. There’s no need to paint them and keeping them clean is an absolute breeze with little more than a wipe of a damp cloth.
Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits of aluminium:
Reduction in carbon footprint
When you consider the average heated house in Queensland by using aluminium double glazed windows you can lower your carbon footprint, thanks to energy savings which outweigh initial energy input by more than 100 times. Homes that have electrical heating or cooling, can expect savings to run into figures of almost 300 times.
Coupled with energy efficient glass aluminium windows meet and even exceed energy efficiency standards. Improvements to the amount of heat gained or lost through windows can be ass much as 60% when compared to more expensive timber and UPVC counterparts.
Maintenance and durability
Aluminium has a high resilience to corrosion and is resistant to weathering no matter how harsh the Australian climate. This makes for a low maintenance frame which unlike other materials won’t crack, rot, warp or swell over time.
Aluminium is a sustainable material that boasts one of the highest recyling rates of any material, making it the perfect choice for those looking to keep their house green.
Flexibility of design
Since aluminium is so strong and flexible it can be manufactured to exacting standards as simple or intricate as you can imagine.
Typically aluminium frames are considerably less to buy than other framing options and yet provide a strong and economical window/door solution whilst achieving high energy outcomes.
Aluminium lends itself to a range of finishes which means you can easily match your doors and windows to your décor.
Powder coating gives a lovely finish to aluminium door and window frames and requires no further painting once coated. It’s available in a choice of lovely soft hues from the palest pinks to teal to black or white.
Anodising is another finish which provides good anti corrosion resistance and is available in a wide range of shades.
It’s also possible to achieve the look of timber and still benefit from the qualities of aluminium.
If you’re looking to replace your doors or windows then why not contact Down Under. We’re fully licensed and have been supplying the south east for over 20 years with our excellent made to measure products. Call us on 07 3807 4207 to see what we can do for you. We look forward to hearing from you.