Aluminium windows and doors are becoming an increasingly popular choice for contemporary buildings, both from a residential and commercial standpoint.
Nowadays, aluminium doors offer a slim, streamlined aesthetic that makes them an ideal fit for contemporary designs.
If you would like to upgrade the levels of security, insulation or aesthetics in your building or home, then aluminium is the right choice.
Cobus Lourens from Swartland says today’s aluminium windows and doors have come a long way since the older styles of the 70s and 80s. He says new technology means that they are light but strong, durable, easy to maintain, and they offer a slim, streamlined aesthetic that makes them an ideal fit for contemporary designs.
Cobus shares the advantages of choosing aluminium windows and doors.
1. Slim frames and maximum glass
Due to the strength of aluminium, less material is required in the frame to hold the glass. As a result, narrower frame profiles are possible for designs that have sleeker, slimmer lines for a more streamlined overall aesthetic.
Its strength also allows for the creation of much bigger windows and doors, which maximises the glass area to open up the best possible outdoor view, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces.
The aluminium’s strength also allows for the creation of much bigger windows and doors, which maximises the glass area to open up the best possible outdoor view, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Such sleek designs offer an understated frame to the outdoor view beyond, ensuring that the vistas take the leading role. Homeowners can get windows and doors that comprise top-hung, horizontal sliding and side hung windows, sliding and fold-a-side doors, and a range of complementary side lights for optimum design versatility.
2. Robust, durable and easy to maintain
Aluminium is well known for its robust properties, especially when exposed to the elements. It is unaffected by UV rays, it will not rot, rust or bend.
Aluminium is a material especially suited for the South African climate as it handles damp, rain and harsh sunlight exceptionally well. It won’t warp, crack, discolour, rot or rust. Aluminium is also fireproof, offering added safety.
3. Long-lasting colour and a high-end finish
Any high-end range of aluminium windows and doors should have a sleek powder coat finish, which means that they never need to be painted as the finish offers excellent longevity.
Because aluminium is light, malleable and easy to work with, it offers high levels of wind, water and air-tightness for optimum in-house energy efficiency.
Another thing to think about is that some aluminium windows and doors have an anodised coating, which is a process that is harmful to the environment. Powder coating is a far better finish in terms of eco-ratings.
4. Energy efficiency
Because aluminium is light, malleable and easy to work with, its doors and windows can offer high levels of wind, water and air-tightness for optimum in-house energy efficiency, resulting in warmer, less draughty homes and lower energy bills.
Aluminium is also recyclable, which significantly reduces the overall carbon footprint of any aluminium windows and doors. In fact, recycling aluminium requires only 5% of the initial energy consumed to create it. And lastly, aluminium windows and doors offer supreme durability and longevity, which further reduce their already low carbon footprint.