Differences in uPVC and Aluminium Window Frames

When it is time to replace your doors or windows, aluminium is not the only choice available. There are hardwood frame options, as well as uPVC which is becoming more popular for some window manufacturers and installers. However, in order to make an informed decision, you have to understand each material and the benefits it offers.

Cost

Aluminium costs much more to manufacture than uPVC. With double glazing being a popular window option, uPVC has led the pack in terms of window frames because it is specifically designed for this type of glass pane.

Durability

uPVC windows are designed to have a long life and the frames will last several decades prior to showing signs of wear. While aluminium also has a long life, the higher cost often negates this benefit.

Flexibility

Today’s homes are extremely diverse in terms of style and appearance. uPVC has a way of complementing any style or look of a home, regardless of its age or condition. Also, the frames are able to be painted if desired, changing the look of the window frames as the home’s look evolves.

Colour

Aluminium is able to be painted to provide any colour desired. uPVC frames come in a set number of colours, and while painting is possible, it may not look as good or last as long as it would on more traditional aluminium frames.

Consistency

uPVC is extremely durable and able to withstand exposure to the elements. While aluminium is also durable, it does not have the long lifespan offered by uPVC. You can feel confident that the uPVC frames will last year after year, being consistent in their appearance. With aluminium you will have to repaint often to maintain their look.

Recyclable

While aluminium is able to be reused, there are few materials that beat the recyclable lifespan of uPVC. In fact, uPVC can be recycled up to 10 times producing quality products each time. Click here to learn more.

When it comes to selecting a window frame, there is no question that there are quite a few options out there to consider. However, uPVC is becoming more and more popular for Australian homeowners due to its durability, affordability and style. Take some time to consider all the options in order to find the best window frame material for your particular needs. This will ensure the desired results are achieved from the windows that are installed.

Learn more about UPVC Windows Glasgow by contacting the Window Advice Centre.

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