Are you planning an exciting home revamp or starting a new construction project? We can bet that your head is already filled with hundreds of options for suppliers, materials, colours and textures.
If you’re in the construction world or have had experience doing renovations, you will know that not all materials were created equal – especially when it comes to window frames.
While it may be tempting to go for cheaper choices in the name of saving a buck or two, it’s important to know the pros and cons of all your options before making your selection. Not only do aluminium window frames provide that sought-after modern aesthetic, but they also offer a range of practical benefits for your home.
Aluminium window frames are strong, lightweight, resistant to the elements and completely corrosion- and rust-proof. Choosing aluminium frames is a particularly good choice if you live in a high-wind area or where the weather is extreme. Where timber frames might warp or twist over time due to intense sunlight, aluminium frames are robust enough to withstand the harshest conditions.
Aluminium scores high on energy efficiency and performance, which is great news for contractors and homeowners who prefer eco-friendly materials in their builds. Quality aluminium window frames provide good insulation and will contribute to your home’s overall energy-saving efforts. When paired with the right window glass and the skills of a good installer, you will save money on electricity and heating each month.
Compared to timber, aluminium frames require limited maintenance and never need to be painted. Easy to clean and hassle-free, aluminium frames never lose their colour and look as good as new year on year. All they’ll need is a good clean with soapy water twice a year to keep them looking bright and shiny.
Aluminium window frames provide better resistance to fire, making them a safe choice for any building. For your utmost safety, they should always be installed by a professional who has had experience working with BAL-rated construction materials.
Aluminium is 100% recyclable, has a low carbon footprint, and can be reused multiple times over. This makes it a far better eco-friendly building material than timber. So if you decide to do a home renovation or replace your home’s aluminium framing altogether, you can have peace of mind knowing that the aluminium is sustainable and can be turned into something new and useful.
Compared to timber, you will save money long-term by opting for aluminium window frames instead. Not only is it cheaper, but it offers you the best value for money over a lifetime. It is also more affordable than materials like uPVC, which is generally weaker and less efficient. Any additional installation costs upfront are worth the decades of little to no maintenance.
Aluminium is an essential component of modern homes and buildings. There’s something about its slick simplicity that adds a contemporary appeal to any structure. Aluminium can also be adapted or softened with powder coating to achieve any look, feel and colour you want. Simply ask your contractor about your options.
Looking to find out more about aluminium windows for your next construction project?
Our KENZO range offers you more options than ever before, and guarantees Swartland’s renowned manufacturing excellence. Thanks to their top quality surface treatments and their SANS 613 certification and compliance, your aluminium windows will have a lifetime guarantee. Find out more about KENZO Aluminium Windows on our website.