Why Aluminium Windows Are the Better Choice
It may seem as though windows are simple pieces of equipment, but that’s only if you’re not trying to choose what kind of window you want installed. If you’re in the midst of making window-related decisions, then you’ll know full well that it’s not as easy as it seems. After all, it’s an important decision.
Windows are more than openings for natural light. In a house, or any building for that matter, windows are the interface between the interior and exterior. They connect the outdoor environment with the private space, let in light, offer a view, and more often than not, provide ventilation. Let’s not forget that your windows also need to be completely weatherproof, open and close easily, and provide total protection from strong winds and driving rain.
It makes sense that choosing a window can be complicated, which is why we thought we’d focus on this topic today. Specifically, we’re going to explore the type and size of window you should consider.
5 Great window styles to think about
Your windows play an important role in the function and beauty of your space, so it’s understandable that you would want to review the options available. Hese are 5 great window styles to consider.
- Bay Window: This linear and angular window style is characterised by the outward projection towards your home’s exterior, allowing for natural lighting and increasing the value of your property.
- Casement Window: This design of the side-by-side line up allows for unobstructed landscape views and accents your interior.
- Double-Hung Windows: Featuring two sashes, one above the other, in separate tracks, makes these windows moveable, which is better for ventilation and cleaning.
- Bow Window: Much like bay windows, bow windows let in natural lighting and increase the value of the home, however they are are more rounded so the aesthetic is slightly different.
- Arched Window: Arched windows come in a range of sizes and are decorative, adding architectural interest and sophistication to a home.
Bigger windows are better
It may not always be in your power to choose a bigger window, but if it is and you’re wondering whether or not to install a bigger window, then let us take you through the advantages that we think are worth considering.
- Bigger windows allow for more natural light, which is particularly desirable for communal areas where we want more daylight to flood through the space.
- Bigger windows mean bigger openings and better ventilation.
- Bigger windows add value to the property.
- Bigger windows are more energy efficient, because with the right composite materials, their size no longer means that you’ll lose as much heat.
The benefits of Aluminium windows
Traditionally, steel and wood were the most popular composite choices for windows. Now, there are more options on the market. While steel windows are used only in unique situations and wood is still mostly popular when the preference is for rustic aesthetics, there’s another option that’s quickly becoming the go-to choice for homeowners as well as architects who are designing new houses.
We’re talking about aluminium windows, which we regard as the better option owing to how this material can easily be made into a number of different styles, facilitate larger windows, and hold glass better. Additionally, aluminium windows are less limited in finishes and colours, giving you far more options, from a natural anodised finish to a variety of powder coated colours.
What shouldn’t be overlooked is the fact that aluminium windows are lightweight, yet highly durable. They also don’t rust and are extremely resistant to corrosion. Simply, you can have a really large window without the need for bulky frame support and from a maintenance perspective, well, there is none. You won’t need to go through the hassle of periodic sanding and painting or varnishing like you would with wood. You also won’t have to deal with rust, as you would with steel.
Our last point is that aluminium is more eco-friendly because it’s 100% recyclable and the recycling process takes only 5% of the initial energy spent to mine and manufacture aluminium.
Ultimately, aluminum windows are the smart, more value for money, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly choice. Now that you know more about how bigger aluminium windows can benefit you and your property, come and chat with us.
If you would like some more information, call GHI today and our friendly, professional team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.