How long do aluminium windows last?

After years of PVCu windows and doors being the go-to choice for most UK properties, aluminium windows are now becoming a much more commonly found window type. Driven by an increase in popularity in aluminium bifold and sliding doors, many homeowners are opting for aluminium windows to match.

We install the award-winning aïr MOD series windows, so you can be assured that you have a long-lasting window option which comes with a huge range of benefits.

What benefits do aluminium windows offer?

Aluminium windows are an increasingly popular option for UK homeowners and they offer a number of benefits for your home.

  1. Style

The advantage of choosing aluminium windows means you can create a much more attractive look to your home. As aluminium is such a strong material, you can have much slimmer profiles, meaning more glass with sleek styling. This also allows more natural daylight to enter your home and create impressive light-filled spaces, perfect for a glazed extension.

  1. Energy efficiency

Aluminium windows are an ideal option for keeping your home at a comfortable temperature all year round. Made with a thermal polyamide break, which provides a barrier from the cold winter air, aluminium windows are sure to keep your home warm throughout winter, and save you money on energy bills.

  1. Durability

Our aluminium windows are extremely durable. As aluminium is an inherently strong material, it is extremely resistant to the problems that can affect PVCu and timber windows, such as rotting and warping.

They also have a durable, powder-coated finish which means they won’t fade or lose their shine.

How long do aluminium windows last?

As well as the style and performance benefits, aluminium windows are a popular long-lasting option for any property. The average lifespan of aluminium windows is 30-45 years, compared to 25-35 for PVCu. However, the actual lifespan can be affected by several different factors.

What affects the lifespan of aluminium windows?

  1. Local weather

Aluminium windows are designed to withstand poor weather conditions, but the local weather will have an effect on how long they last. Windows which are exposed to stormy conditions are much more likely to deteriorate than those in calmer climates. aïr MOD series windows have been tested to perform in the most extreme conditions, so you can have peace of mind that your windows will last whatever the weather.

There are also additional options for special coatings in coastal areas to protect your windows against the high salt content in the air.

  1. Installation

Technically, a window is only as good as its installation. Even the best performing windows won’t perform at their best if they aren’t properly installed. At Sussex Glazing, we have a team of highly experienced installers with exacting standards, so you can be sure you will get a quality installation every time. As a FENSA Approved Installer, we are regularly assessed to ensure our installations meet the highest of industry standards.

  1. Maintenance

One of the most important things which determines the lifespan of a window is how well it’s maintained. Aluminium windows are a low-maintenance option, but a clean and service every now and then helps them to last even longer.

Aluminium windows from Sussex Glazing

Thanks to their durability and performance qualities, aluminium windows are a long-lasting option, ideal for Sussex homes. We install windows and doors in a huge range of properties across the Sussex area, so if you’re looking to upgrade to aluminium, then start your project with us today.

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