When you decide to replace the windows on your home, you have many options to choose from. Manufacturers make high-quality windows from vinyl, fiberglass, wood, and aluminum. Every material has its own unique qualities to offer homeowners, and you should research the properties of different window materials before you decide which is best for you. Here are some of the advantages of aluminum windows:
Because aluminum is stronger and lighter than many other materials, aluminum window frames can be quite slim. This increases visibility, since the panes on aluminum windows can have a larger surface area. From a design standpoint, other material choices draw attention to the frame. Aluminum is a great choice if you prefer a low-profile, unobtrusive, modern frame design.
Unlike ferrous metals, aluminum never rusts. Unlike wood, it can never rot. An aluminum window is built to last. Wood windows may require frequent painting, especially on the outside, depending on weather conditions. Aluminum windows, however, are colored with durable anodized finishes, which means they almost never need to be painted. Aluminum windows are a good choice if you want low-maintenance, long-lasting frames.
For many years, aluminum windows have been the first choice in commercial construction, because they do not cost as much as other window types. But today’s aluminum windows are not merely low-cost industrial products—manufacturers like Milgard create high-quality modern aluminum windows with all the latest features customers expect. Though aluminum is a metal, new technology allows manufacturers to create thermally improved aluminum windows that do not conduct heat or leak energy like older models. Also, the durability of aluminum frames will save you money on maintenance in the long run.
At Five Star Windows, we can help you decide if aluminum replacement windows are the right choice for your home. Call us at (408) 385-9867 for more information. Our professionals can factor in price, aesthetics, and functionality to find the perfect replacement window to fit your needs.