There is no doubt that aluminium windows and doors offer a cost-effective, sustainable and durable option, but what makes aluminium the preferred choice for windows and doors? This metal is found in abundance in the earth’s crust. One of the most widely used materials in the world, aluminium has a number of unique qualities that make it highly sought-after in construction. For homeowners wanting long-lasting windows and doors that have a modern look, this metal is surprisingly flexible and low maintenance, requiring little upkeep once installed.

In this guide, we take a look at some of the top benefits of aluminium windows and doors to find out what makes it such a popular choice for home construction.

Why Choose Aluminium Windows and Doors?

Whether you live along the coast or further inland, aluminium is the perfect choice for your home. Some of the top reasons to consider aluminium windows and doors include the following:

1. Strong and durable

Aluminium has a high strength-to-weight ratio. This makes it ideal for strong, durable windows and doors that can withstand humidity, rain, wind and just about any other weather condition. When powder coated, it is heat treated, which further adds to its durability and longevity. It can be used for sliding doors and windows of all styles and sizes – even ventilation windows that are often prone to wear. Reliable and sturdy, aluminium offers a cost-efficient solution that gives you an excellent return on investment for years to come.

2. Sustainable

Unlike wood, aluminium is a sustainable, eco-friendly solution that is recyclable and energy-efficient. Aluminium can be continually recycled without losing its benefits, using just a fraction of the energy it requires to produce the metal throughout the recycling process. For green homes, this makes aluminium the perfect choice.

3. Low maintenance

You will not need to worry about varnishing, treating, or sanding your windows and doors. Some metal windows start to look worn out over time, but aluminium will continue to look good year after year, thanks to its durable properties that require very little maintenance.

4. Thermally efficient

In addition to ensuring that your home has a minimal environmental impact, energy efficient solutions such as aluminium frames also help to keep homes cool in summer and warm in winter. This helps to increase the value of your home while reducing heating bills. This type of frame is suitable for double-glazed windows, which further helps to ensure thermal efficiency.

5. Contemporary, flexible design

Finally, aluminium is also a good solution for those wanting a modern, sleek look. Slim-line aluminium frames allow for a high glass-to-frame ratio, which allows you to create large, floor to ceiling windows that make the best use of light and views. The properties of this metal enable it to be shaped easily, further expanding your design choices.

ParaGone is a member of AAAMSA and uses SABS-approved suppliers. We also issue a glazing certificate (certificate of conformance) on completed projects, which is required by law.

All hardware and seals are locally produced and have been widely used on numerous projects, proving their durability.  Our sealants have been rated for our South African climate, both on the coast and for inland use.

With so many benefits, it goes without saying that aluminium is an outstanding choice for window and door frames. To find out more about aluminium windows and doors in Durban and surrounds or request a quote, contact ParaGone today.