When it comes to adding aluminium windows to your property, there are many benefits to gain. First of all, aluminium has lightweight properties while remaining incredibly strong, making it more durable than other window types such as wood. Aluminium is also environmentally friendly, as unlike uPVC windows it can be completely recycled after use. This is in addition to its excellent insulation properties reducing energy bills, especially if you currently have older poor performing windows.
However, the most coveted feature of aluminium windows is their sleek appearance, especially when used to create a design statement in the home.
Want to know more about the best aluminium windows for your property type? Here’s the lowdown.
Styles of aluminium window frames
Art deco homes were built between 1908 and 1935 and typically feature curved edges in both the windows and walls. As the style was so popular, it could also be the case more modern builds have art deco characteristics too. An example is rounded windows, either in terms of curved glass or the physical shape of the frames.
The good news is that aluminium is malleable when we apply precise conditions and so can be bent into any shape. If your art deco windows need replacing, then aluminium is the material of choice.
The Edwardian period only lasted from 1901 to 1910, however, the housing style continued until around 1920. Edwardian homes tend to have large bay windows in the front of the house. Aluminium windows are perfect for such focal features, as their thin frames look more aesthetically pleasing. They let in more light too, which is ideal if the front of your home is north facing meaning it doesn’t benefit from sunlight flooding into the room.
For Edwardian homes that have benefited from kitchen extensions, aluminium sliding doors will add a luxe touch to the finished design.
Period properties such as Victorian and Georgian-style homes can also benefit from aluminium windows. While it’s sometimes necessary to check if you are in a conservation area (if so, the use of aluminium windows can still be permitted), on the whole, they make a stylish addition to your home.
As aluminium windows can be sprayed using architectural powder coating, this will not only protect your new windows against corrosion but will allow you to change the colour too. This means they will perfectly blend with your heritage property, keeping the original charm of the building.
If your house currently has single-glazed or wooden windows, switching to aluminium instead will also offer better protection against outside noise and heat loss.
Why build a state-of-the-art, modern property only to add uPVC windows? Modern homes are born to stand out with exquisite design, and using aluminium windows will help you achieve just that.
They can be tailored to any size or colour, making them a very versatile feature of your property. If your home happens to overlook amazing scenery, using commercial aluminium windows will ensure the views are uninterrupted. Regardless of the style of your modern home, aluminium windows can be customised to suit your vision.
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When it comes to understanding what type of aluminium windows is suitable for your property type, we hope the above information has been helpful. Ultimately, aluminium is an incredibly versatile material which is what makes it suitable for a wide range of uses in both residential and commercial buildings.
As always, if you have any questions about aluminium windows be sure to get in touch. Here at Aluminium Bending Specialists, we’re experts in all things windows so we’d be more than happy to advise you.
Whether you’re after a few new windows for your home or you’re in need of another form of aluminium bending from specialists, we’re always here to help.
Need more help? To find out more, give our friendly team a call on 01623 721 172.