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How Energy Efficient are Aluminium Windows?

Annie Everill

Annie Everill

Whether you’re looking for a more energy-efficient solution or simply refurbishing a home or business, aluminium windows are a great investment for a number of reasons. Whilst aluminium windows have a wide range of advantages in terms of function and aesthetics, their ability to serve as an energy-efficient feature is one of their main strengths. Aluminium windows can also be designed, arranged, and fitted in a number of styles and designs, offering customers flexibility when it comes to appearance, something which many energy-efficient solutions lack. So, how can aluminium windows help to reduce energy usage and keep a home or commercial space-efficient?

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How does aluminium help with energy efficiency?

With aluminium, window frames can be designed and constructed with the highest degree of precision, ensuring the window fits perfectly into the desired space without any small gaps or loose joints that could lead to heat loss. Aluminium windows are manufactured to the best quality possible and also come with rated energy efficiency provided by professionals.

Heat loss through aluminium windows

By installing aluminium windows into a home or building, improvements in heat gain and loss can be increased by up to 60% through the use of thermal break technology. This technology activates firstly through a layer of resin, and secondly through a polyamide bar. These breaks form an insulated barrier within the window frame controlling heat loss and conducting cold, heat, and even noise pollution at an exceptionally slow rate.

With high-quality, modern aluminium windows, you can typically expect a lifespan of 40 years or more and your window should stay energy efficient through this time. From the day the frames are installed, aluminium windows are much more likely to maintain insulating properties than other materials as they won’t degrade, chip or warp.

To find out more about aluminium windows and condensation have a read through our blog here.

Double-glazed aluminium windows

Around 30% of heat loss in homes and commercial spaces is lost through windows and doors. Poor window insulation can cause a variety of issues including losing money to increasing your environmental footprint. Apart from the material of a window, investing in double glazing can also provide benefits in regard to energy efficiency. By replacing single-glazed glass with double-glazed windows, you can cut down heat loss by 50%. This will make a significant impact on your energy bills and usually repay the cost of the windows over a few years. This, combined with an aluminium finish, comes together to create an ideal energy-saving solution.

Benefits of energy-efficient windows

  • Energy savings: By investing in thermally efficient windows, heat will be stopped from escaping and as a result, you won’t need to use as much energy to heat your home.
  • Cost savings: Using the heating less will mean you can save money on your energy bills.
  • Reduces draughts: Properly insulated windows can eliminate draughts and will keep your home or property in a better condition.
  • Reduces heat in warm weather: Energy-efficient glazing can also be beneficial in the summer as it keeps the area cooler by reducing the amount of heat coming into the home.
  • Reduced carbon footprint: Due to limited energy usage, your own personal carbon footprint will be reduced.
  • Better EPC rating
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ABS – Leading Aluminium Window & Door Installers UK

Are your windows past the point of repair? Brand new aluminium windows from ABS could be just the ticket. Boasting excellent performance, not to mention improved aesthetics for your home or commercial building, we can custom make your aluminium windows in a range of shapes, sizes and colours.

ABS is based in Nottinghamshire, and we operate across the UK and Ireland in aluminium window manufacturing.

Please get in touch either by dropping us an email or giving us a call on 01623 392370 for further help or information.

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