Aluminium Window frames are a popular and preferred choice for building and construction in Australia and this is due to the many benefits of this wonderful metal listed below:
Aluminium’s combination of properties mean that it can be easily shaped by any of the main industrial metalworking processes, including rolling, extrusion, forging and casting, guaranteeing virtually unlimited design potential.
Aluminium building products are made from alloys that are weather-proof, corrosion-resistant and immune to the harmful effects of UV rays, ensuring optimal performance over a very long lifetime.
The use of aluminium sliding doors and windows in buildings assists architects meet performance specifications while minimising expenditure on foundations. Alloyed aluminium can be as strong as steel at only a third of the weight.
Aluminium is lightweight and this makes it cheaper and easier to transport and handle on site.
Aluminium’s natural oxide coating provides an effective protective barrier against elements that wear other metals.
A layer of insulated aluminium siding is four times more effective than uninsulated wood siding, four inches of brick, or ten inches of stone masonry.
Aluminium is 100% recyclable and uses only 5% of the energy used to make the original product. Almost all aluminium used in construction is recycled.
Like many industries today, the building and construction industry is faced with many environmental challenges. As the world looks towards a more sustainable future, there are many issues that need to be considered, including: impact on climate change; the materials used; and methods of waste disposal. As the world grows to recognise the importance of the lifecycle of the building and its fittings and that that must be balanced against the realities of design, function and economy, aluminium has increasingly become the material of choice.
Not many things last a lifetime but high quality aluminium windows if chosen correctly can last a lifetime. You can make sure that the aluminium window company is registered with the Australian Glass and Window Association (AGWA). This is your guarantee that the windows will conform to the Australian standards AS1288 & AS2047.
Aluminium is an extremely abundant metal, and it has amazing properties as a building material. In the 1920s Aluminium was extremely popular material for finishing roofs and for use in drains and wall panels, as well as for many decorative purposes.
Its application in construction and architecture slowed in the 1940s, as the metal was predominantly used for Aviation construction. But again became increasingly popular in the development of high-rise buildings and bridges.
Today, aluminium is used for roofs, window and door frames, staircases, air conditioning systems, solar protection, heating systems, furniture, and many other purposes.
By choosing aluminium windows and doors, you’re choosing durability and strength and quality. Doors and windows made of aluminium are incredibly reliable. The corrosion resistant qualities of aluminium provide a low maintenance frame and are resistant to weathering in harsh environmental conditions such as the increasing heat in Melbourne. Unlike other materials, aluminium will not swell, crack, split or warp over time; ensuring longevity and extended product life to your investment.
Aluminium has good thermal performance. High-performance aluminium windows can meet or exceed energy efficiency standards. Return on investment on high-performance aluminium windows are far shorter than than that of other alternatives such as timber and Upvc.
The efficiency of thermal performance in aluminium is comparatively on par with timber or PVC. The use of aluminium double-glazed windows delivers almost three times the equivalent savings as it takes to manufacture them within the first year alone!
Not only are they economical compared to timber & Upvc, but they can reduce maintenance costs next to nil as they hardly need repairs and they can be maintained with ease
The strength and flexibility of aluminium during manufacturing means very few limitations when it comes to application and design. Aluminium can be left in its finished condition (mill finish) although we recommend all products have the coating of anodising or chromated powder coating.
Powder coating is an excellent choice as it comes in a wide range of colours, allowing you to have the exact appearance that matches your home and taste. Anodizing includes a number of electrochemical processes for metal surface preparation which may then be painted in any colour.
Your specifications can be matched in regards colour, shape, size to suit your style and home design seamlessly making this material to be the best choice for custom designing and specifications.
Aluminium windows are used extensively through building domestically and commercially. Based on your budget, your aesthetic preferences, and the size of your openings, you can choose standard residential framing all online and then quickly and easily customise them to your exact requirements.
Standard residential glazing mainly, awning windows, sliding windows, fixed windows, sliding & stacking doors will generally be the most economical and well suited solutions used in domestic buildings.
Due to the strength of aluminium, less material is required in the frame to hold the glass. As a result, narrower frame profiles allow for the creation of much bigger windows and doors, which maximises the glass area to open up the best possible outdoor view and designs that have sleeker, slimmer lines for a more streamlined overall aesthetic.
Architects use high-strength aluminium framing to support large glass spans in airports to provide views of the runways. Schools, universities and community centres use aluminium frameworks to support a glass fenestration design that maximises natural sunlight.
Compare to other framing options for windows and doors; the aluminium frames are significantly less expensive. It provides a strong as well as an economical solution for any domestic building. To ensure that you maximise on the guaranteed benefits of your aluminium doors it is important to have them installed correctly use good quality products and do general maintenance against wear and tear.
For more information on aluminium window frames and how you can get great them quickly and easily in your home get in touch with us today…
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