When changing windows for your home, there are a lot of things you need to consider in regards of functionality, cost, and aesthetic. It's important that you get windows that you find aesthetically pleasing, as windows do a lot to accent a facade, simply because there are so many of them and that they cause a disruption of the monotony of a wall. Aluminium is a common material for window frames that is also popular for its aesthetic properties. If you are considering getting aluminium windows in your home, there are a few things you should think about.
Strong and durable
Aluminium is a very light material that still possesses considerable durability. This gives you the opportunity to have double, or even triple, paned glass in your windows, which will improve energy sufficiency by keeping the temperature in the house from being affected by the temperature outside. Aluminium can also hold safety equipment such as reinforced locks and steel plated safety bars. This can protect your home from burglary, as intruders will have a hard time getting through the windows of your home without breaking the glass, and this will immediately notify you that something is wrong.
Resistant to all types of weather
A major advantage that aluminium windows have compared to other window materials is that they're weather resistant. It won't rust, even if you live in an exceptionally humid area. As it is also a material that is able to resist tremendous forces, it's also capable of handling hard winds and heavy rain, which is perfect if you live in an area prone to hard weather. It's, however, not appropriate for beach houses, as the salt in the air might cause the aluminium to corrode. It is possible to impregnate the aluminium with anti corrosive solvents and substances, but it will add extra maintenance to the windows as it will have to be redone every now and again.
Aluminium is a material that comes with very little maintenance as well. As it won't rust because of moisture, you only need to wipe it every once in a while to make sure dirt doesn't accumulate and make the window frames look bad. Just make sure to use non corrosive cleaning products to make sure you're not damaging the aluminium in the process. As the maintenance is very easy, it also opens up options for you to design or install the window frames however you like. A popular option is to get asymmetric window frames that aren't just a square to frame your windows.