Are Aluminium Windows Eco-Friendly?
If you’re considering aluminium windows, one of the pressing questions you may have is whether they are eco-friendly or not? In this blog, we’re giving you the low-down on exactly what makes this metal a sustainable option for both old and new building projects. Read on to discover our top five eco-friendly benefits of choosing aluminium windows rather than uPVC or steel.
1. High levels of insulation
Fitted with ‘Polyamide’ thermal break technology, aluminium windows are designed to keep the warm in and the cold, damp weather out. This means over time you will use far less energy for things like heating. And with slimline aluminium windows offering a larger surface area of glass pane you may even reduce your electricity usage for lighting.
2. Aluminium can be recycled infinitely
Not only is aluminium favoured in the construction industry for being highly durable, versatile, and lightweight, it is also 100% recyclable meaning there is very little impact on the environment. As it can be melted and reused over and over again without losing its strength, this ensures that there is minimal waste. In fact, it is believed that up to 75% of all aluminium produced still remains in circulation.
As well as being recyclable, aluminium is protected by a layer of aluminium oxide which is corrosion-resistant. This means that aluminium based construction products can last a lifetime and the frequency of maintenance costs are significantly reduced – a perfect excuse to swap your current windows for aluminium ones.
4. Can be applied to older buildings
If you own a larger, period property chances are it’s not designed to be energy efficient. However, with Klosen you can replace your current windows with aluminium Heritage Windows that have been specially designed to suit a period style property. This type of window will enhance your insulation and overall security with strong frames, thick double glazing and secure lock systems. What’s more, the fully bespoke designs mean that the windows can be sensitively designed to effortlessly match the aesthetic of your property.
5. You can add external blinds for even better energy efficiency
With some aluminium window brands, such as Aluprof, you can also apply external blinds known as roller-shutters. These are crafted from aluminium and designed to reduce energy costs by up to 30% a year. External blinds are perfect for keeping the house cool in the middle of summer, while adding an extra barrier of protection from heat loss during the winter months.
Not only are aluminium windows good for the environment, there are also many benefits for both residential homeowners and commercial property owners to enjoy. So if you’re an architect or property developer, these eco-friendly benefits of using aluminium windows are certainly something to consider when it comes to choosing which type of window frames you want to use.
Contact one of our aluminium window experts at Klosen today to discuss your options and request a quote. We work with leading manufactures in the UK, such as Aluprof, Cortizo, and Senior Architectural Systems. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, we are a trusted provider of aluminium windows and doors across the East Midlands, including Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.