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Aluminium windows continue to be popular among homeowners, who understand the benefits and types of aluminium windows available to choose from. These are windows in which the frame is constructed of aluminium instead of vinyl (UPVC), wood and 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 form a variety of window configurations, with fixed lites that don’t open or have one in which either one or both of the panels (or sashes) open.
There are also side-hung casements, awning windows, double hung windows and the list goes on.
Aluminium awning windows open in an outward direction, generally. These are often used in small spaces as they don’t take up mush 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 window, which safely allows you to leave the window opening, even in the heaviest rain.
A very popular choice overseas, but growing in Australia is the pivot window. Pivot windows render a contemporary look and also let abundant natural light in. Top open them, you release both the top and bottom latches and push the windows outwards. They come in both single and double glazed panes.
These types of windows, being casements, awnings and pivots provide exceptional sound and thermal performance as the frames close in on themselves. minimizing the gaps where sound and air can enter.
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 servicing the Gold Coast for over 40 years. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly team on 07 5535 2000