One of the most popular uses for aluminium is in the manufacture of window frames. As a versatile metal, aluminium can be constructed into any size frame and provides many opportunities for creating exciting designs that are hard-wearing, colourful and low-maintenance.
There are many reasons why aluminium window frames are becoming so fashionable. First of all they are strong and lightweight and able to withstand the poorest weather conditions. Strength makes aluminium an obvious choice for a larger frame that needs a stable surround and is guaranteed not to buckle or warp. Large sheets of glass that are commonly used for patio doors and for sizeable windows that provide panoramic views are reliant on aluminium for the strength it provides in stabilising the weight of the glass.
Aluminium frames can be manufactured to any design requirements with bespoke options for unusual shapes or particular requirements. Flexibility during the manufacturing process ensures that aluminium window frames can provide the exact specifications producing frames that are unique. As such, they are a favourite amongst designers who have the confidence to create aesthetic designs to complement any home. Bespoke window frames can be manufactured for a single window to hundreds for a block of flats.
Due to the strength and lightweight versatility of aluminium, window frames that have the narrowest profiles can be expertly manufactured to make the most of space and natural daylight. Designers can even take advantage of the vast amount of colours and finishing techniques to create window frames that complement the exterior of the house and can be matched in colour to the interior. Frames can even be customised to any shape including triangular or circular.
As an effective conductor of heat, aluminium helps to provide an additional layer of thermal insulation to help reduce heating costs. A fine degree of accuracy can be achieved with engineering techniques that produces a frame that fits so well it eliminates draughts.
Aluminium is one of the cheapest metals and with production techniques being so fast and efficient, high-quality window frames can be produced at a cost effective price. Any investment in aluminium window frames is sure to recouped over the years as the frames are a low-maintenance option that is resistant to rust. Combined with a long life span, they are extremely economic. To find out more about choosing aluminium window frames contact Edmo.