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The benefits and types of Aluminium windows are popular among Builders and homeowners. These are windows in which the frame is constructed of aluminium instead of vinyl, wood or other materials. Besides used in residential dwellings, they’re commonly seen in industrial and commercial structures. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering aluminium windows.
Advantages of Aluminium Windows
Aluminium windows offer several benefits:
The most common type is the sliding window. This window consists of two panes and has a large frame. You can choose from a variety of window configurations, with fixed lites that don’t open or have one in which either one or both of panels (or sashes) open.
There are also side-hung casements and top-hung casements, awning windows, double hungs and the list just goes on.
Awning aluminium windows open in an outward direction, generally. These are often used in small spaces as they don’t take up much room. Grouping them together not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but it also helps in ushering in the most amount of light, the added benefit is you can install a restricted opening winder, which safely allows you to leave the window open, even in the harshest rain.
A very popular choice overseas, but growing in Australia is a pivot window. Pivot windows render a contemporary look and also let abundant natural light possible. To open them, you release the both the top and bottom latches and push the windows outward. They come in both single and double panes.
These types of casements, pivots and awnings provide exceptional sound and thermal performance as the frames closest against itself, minimising the gaps.
Considerations and Warnings
If you need help selecting aluminium windows, let the window specialists at Central Glass and Aluminium help you. We have a wide selection of windows, doors and other products and have been in service for the past 40 years. Please contact us today or speak to our friendly staff on 07 5535 2000.