Reasons to get an Aluminium Window or Bifold Door

Aug 3, 2018
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If you’ve seen an aluminium window or an aluminium bifold doors Llandudno, you’re more than likely already well versed in the advantages of them. They’re beautiful for one – and they add a touch of luxury to any household.


With a range of colours and the option to make your aluminium window frames matt or gloss, they give a unique, high-end feel to any home and in the case of new builds, a very modern and desirable look which simply isn’t achievable with uPVC.


But what about performance? Of course, something looking nice is all well and good, but performance should be an important factor in your decision-making process.


Are aluminium windows and aluminium bifold doors better or worse than their uPVC predecessors in terms of security and energy efficiency? The answer is a resounding yes.


Aluminium happens to be a very strong compound, and is much stronger than uPVC. Therefore, even though the window frames with aluminium windows are much narrower than uPVC, they’re stronger due to the strength of the material. Furthermore, scrapes, scratches and chips are simply not going to happen with your aluminium window. The aluminium itself is coated with a tough, powder coat finish which prevents scratching.  


As for terms of energy efficiency, aluminium windows and aluminium bifold doors are much better than uPVC as well. Whereas with uPVC windows, there is a hollow chunk of plastic, and aluminium bifold door typically comprises aluminium profiles which are sandwiched around a polyamide thermal break.


This thermal break, as the name might imply, is there to act as a rigid insulation material. While the aluminium part of the frame – on the outside of the house – can and will get as cold as you’d expect aluminium to get in the middle of winter – but once the cold hits the thermal break, it’s absorbed. The inside of your windows will stay nice and toasty, keeping the cold out and the heat in.

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