Aluminum Replacement Windows
An emerging trend in remodeling and the home building industry at large is aluminum windows. A perfect addition to any design scheme, aluminum windows are a more versatile choice than other window types, including vinyl or wood. Moreover, aluminum windows are durable and naturally adept at filtering noise.
The rise in popularity in aluminum windows can likely be attributed to the fact that they are easily customized to any home and are weather-resistant. They don't dent easily, can be painted in any color of the rainbow and can be cleaned with ease. Strong than wood and vinyl, aluminum windows are made to be resistant to deterioration and don't crack, split or rust like other window types.
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About Aluminum Replacement Windows
However, there a few drawbacks to installing aluminum windows in your home (though the benefits are still are great). Aluminum windows don't trap heat in your home well because the material out of which they are made conducts heat at a high rate in comparison to other materials, such as wood or vinyl windows. For this reason, some homeowners shy away from aluminum windows. Moreover, when it is extremely cold outside, frost can form on the inside surface of the window, around the joint area. This means that in this climate of energy efficient home building, aluminum windows won't be the most energy-smart option.
However, many commercial businesses that don't rely on the ability to cool or heat their space to a certain temperature all the time say the trade off is worth it, as aluminum windows still offer more value for the money spent on them. Moreover, commercial businesses rely on the strength offered by aluminum windows and the fact that this window material is so much less likely to warp over time.
Perhaps the biggest drawback for most people is the upfront price for these windows. However, aluminum windows tend to be far less expensive than their material counterparts, including wood and PVC. Moreover, there is little in the way of maintenance required for aluminum windows, which ensures that you spend less money trying to repair, replace or maintain these window frames.
Security is another advantage of aluminum windows as it is very difficult to pop out this frame once it is in place properly. This is the best window choice for homes and businesses that place a high value on security.
Whether or not you decide to go with aluminum windows, it is always important to have a clear idea of which window materials are going to work best for your space and why. Weigh the pros and cons of each and then determine which fits your budget and style.