The discussion around what window systems should be installed on new developments, particularly apartments or multi-level residential developments, is never ending. With aluminium, PVC, timber, fiberglass, aluclad and steel, Architects and Specifiers have multiple choices when making that all-important decision.
So why choose aluminium windows?
Here are some key benefits.
Aluminium windows have come a long way over the past 10 years. Designed with thermally conductive insulating profiles and foams, the modern aluminium window produces excellent thermal values. They exceed passive house standards, meeting all the requirements of nZEB (nearly Zero Energy Buildings). These thermal breaks eliminate condensation, reduce heat loss and save energy (up to 85%), while considerably reducing CO2-emissions.
Although it is lightweight, there are few stronger, more durable materials than aluminium. Its’ strength allows designers to incorporate extra-large sashes, maximizing the intake of natural light. With multiple opening opportunities and robust slimline profiles, Architects and Specifiers have complete flexibility in their design options.
Due to it’s durability, aluminium can easily withstand all weather conditions without expanding or contracting in the changing climates. It comes with a life span in excess of 50 years.
There is a global push towards a greener economy and the construction industry is a huge factor in this. Building and construction is responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions in the world. The construction industry is set to double by 2060 so there is a huge emphasis on changing the whole life cycle of building design, construction and demolition.
Aluminium has a life cycle that very few materials can match. It is infinitely recyclable, meaning it can be recycled over-and-over without losing its properties or quality. In fact, about 75% of all the aluminium ever produced is still in use.
Not only that, recycled aluminium uses just 5% of the energy required for producing primary metal, saving an enormous 95%. It should be the material of choice to meet the demands of climate-conscious consumers.
Aluminium windows can help to achieve a credible sustainability rating with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) & BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).
Aluminium windows are available with hundreds of high-quality powder coated colours, textures and shades. Dual coloured windows are also available allowing architects to match the internal and external aesthetics of the building.
Aluminium windows are the ideal solution for harsh climates. They require minimal maintenance and come with a guarantee of up to 30 years.
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