Changing your windows or doors is one of the most popular home improvements if you’re looking to refresh the look and feel of your property.
Perhaps the first decision to make is which material to opt for. The most popular options – seen on homes throughout the country – are uPVC, timber and aluminium.
In this blog, we’re looking at the main reasons behind the popularity of aluminium windows and doors, and why they are ideal, whatever the project, from renovations to self-build. So let’s dive into the top 5 reasons to choose aluminium windows and doors from Reynaers.
1. Slim & Stylish
Aluminium is a light, but remarkably strong metal. This means that even very slim frames can safely hold large panes of glass. This is why architects increasingly turn to aluminium when designing modern, stylish homes. No bulky or unsightly frames, just a sleek, slimline profile that maximises the amount of glass in the window or door – and therefore letting more light into your home.
2. Impressive Insulation
The design of aluminium frames allows plenty of opportunities to include thermal breaks – the engineered gaps that trap air to prevent heat loss. Accordingly, aluminium doors and windows tend to have very good thermal properties, helping to insulate your property even in the slimmest frames. In addition, aluminium is highly stable, meaning it doesn’t expand or contract as temperatures change, making it great for weather resistance.
3. Strong & Secure
Aluminium’s strength also comes in handy when it comes to keeping your home safe. An aluminium frame won’t crack when hit, nor can it be sawn off. And when combined with a high-quality lock, it will give your property the protection it deserves. Look for systems that are Secured by Design accredited – these are independently tested to make sure they are near-impossible for burglars to get past.
4. Flexible functionality
There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to selecting the aluminium windows and doors that are right for you. Consider the difference between having a bifold or sliding door – two very different styles that both make the most out of aluminium’s possibilities. And you can further customise things to suit your needs. Maybe you want a door that folds one way only, or one that splits to either side of the space. Perhaps you’d prefer to keep a single traffic door to one side for ease of access. All of these can be easily achieved. It’s up to you!
5. Long-lasting luxury
Aluminium doesn’t warp or rot, so it will still look amazing after many years – even more so when you consider the dozens of colours available, usually painted using durable powder coating processes for quality that sticks. And when you finally decide to replace your aluminium door or window, it can easily be recycled, meaning that you can be reassured about sustainability, too.
Choose Reynaers at Home
Reynaers at Home is one of the UK’s leading providers of aluminium systems for residential doors and windows. Please browse our products, or request a brochure now.
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