If you are in the market for new windows you have probably already considered aluminum. Aluminum windows have been commonly used in homes and businesses since the 1950’s. There is a reason for the long run of popularity. Aluminum has many advantages over other types of window frames.
Environmental concerns are on a lot of minds these days. If the environment is an important factor in choosing your new windows, aluminum is a good choice as it is easily recycled.
Maybe one of the biggest reasons for aluminum’s popularity is the fact that it is very low maintenance. You can paint aluminum any color you wish, but you don’t have to. Aluminum frames never need to be painted. They won’t ever rust or rot. They are extremely weather and water resistant.
Aluminum windows also stop noise better than the recently popular vinyl windows so if you live near a busy highway, aluminum may be a good choice for you.
If you are concerned about breaking your budget when you install new windows, aluminum frames will set your mind at ease. When it comes to initial cost, aluminum windows are the least expensive and will cost you less over their life time because they are so low maintenance.
The one drawback to aluminum windows is that they are not the most energy efficient windows on the market. If you want to increase the energy efficiency of aluminum windows consider storm windows that are double paned with a pocket of air acting as a buffer in the middle.
Aluminum is strong, lightweight and durable. It is a great noise buffer, requires little maintenance and is inexpensive. When you consider new windows for your biggest investment, your home, consider aluminum windows.