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uPVC Windows v Aluminium Windows- Which is Better?

It can be difficult when choosing new windows for your South London home which option to choose from. The modern homeowner can choose all manner of options of uPVC windows and aluminium windows. That’s why the Albion Windows team has created this advice article to help you get the finest windows for your property and see all the benefits of uPVC windows v Aluminium Windows.

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Thermally Efficient Build

In most cases, uPVC windows tend to outperform aluminium windows in terms of thermal performance. The multi-chambered uPVC frame works in unison with the panes of double or triple glazing, trapping pockets of warm air within your South London home. This means you can rely less on your central heating for warmth, leading to lower energy bills and a reduction in the carbon footprint of your property.

Aluminium windows have vastly improved in terms of their thermal performance over the past 30-years. Many designs are now thermally broken and offer U-values similar to that of uPVC windows. With panes of triple glazing for your aluminium window, you can get similar u-values to that of uPVC.

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Secure Design

Although the South London homeowner can get both their uPVC and aluminium windows fitted with multi-point locking, the physical strength the profile provides differs. Modern uPVC windows are multi-chambered, which offers an excellent level of rigidity and strength against forced entry. Aluminium, meanwhile, is strong as a material, and when combined with the glazing panes and locks, it will create the highest level of security across the whole window.

Many double glazing installers will offer both uPVC windows and aluminium windows with multi-point locking. This works to remove any weak spots that could be exploited by those looking to gain entry to your property. South London homeowners can upgrade both windows further with high quality locking available.

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Many Years of Use

Unlike the steel and timber windows they seek to replace, both uPVC windows and aluminium windows are low maintenance in their design. The use of better materials and modern manufacturing techniques has led to this. In most cases, uPVC windows are accompanied with a guarantee of at least 10-years. The frame will never diminish in its quality, even after constant exposure to the South London weather.

Aluminium windows are far superior in their quality and the perfect long-lasting upgrade. If maintained correctly by the South London homeowner, these windows can provide up to 40-years of great use after installation within your home. As with the uPVC design, the aluminium frame will not be ruined by the elements. The colour is applied using powder coating, so you won’t need to purchase paint to repaint the window.

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Windows to Suit You

Every South London home is different. That’s why the Croydon and Bromley homeowner can decorate both uPVC windows and aluminium windows to match their property. Whether the building is traditional or modern, these windows perfectly complement the style and look of both. You can choose from a range of colour and woodgrain foils to get the best fit for your property.

Most installers give their customers the choice of a variety of colour and woodgrain foils for both uPVC windows and aluminium windows. Aluminium can usually be decorated in any RAL colour, with more than 250 available. This allows the South London homeowner to either choose something that stands out, that is low-key, or more traditional.

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uPVC Window and Aluminium Window Prices Croydon & Bromley

If you’ve decided whether you’d like our uPVC windows or aluminium windows for your South London home, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 02086 550 066 or fill out our online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

For those with a specific window style in mind, start an online quote. Just enter a few details to receive a bespoke estimate, with no obligation to book.

Or why not visit our Bromley showroom where you can see our casement windows face-to-face. Call us now to book your visit.

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