The hybrid nature of composite windows gives you the best of both worlds in terms of performance, reliability, aesthetics and thermal properties.
That’s because they combine the attractive looks and effective insulation of a timber window inside with aluminium cladding on the exterior for easier maintenance and durability.
So if you’re looking for high performance, attractive and long lasting windows, composite frames could be the answer – here’s why.
It’s generally accepted that composite windows are more durable and have a much longer lifetime than uPVC windows.
Industry professionals suggest composite windows have a lifespan of around 40 to 50 years or possibly more with regular cleaning and annual maintenance.
That’s compared to the 20 to 25 years that you can expect from other alternative options, giving you more peace of mind that your windows will be there for you, keeping you warm and safe for many years to come.
Around a third of a property’s heat is lost through poorly insulated windows, so ensuring you fit energy efficient composite windows should be high on your list of priorities.
The insulation properties of the timber interior means you keep more of your heating inside, giving you a more comfortable home, so if you’re losing heat through your windows you should be able to reduce your bills over winter.
If that wasn’t enough, using your heating less means you’ll consume less fuel which will ultimately lower your home’s carbon footprint – a win, win for you and the environment.
With timber windows, even the most solid of frames will eventually show signs of degradation and rot, meaning regular maintenance is required to keep them looking good and maintaining their strength.
But the combination of both aluminium and wood in one frame results in a very strong window frame which could improve your home’s security and mean you won’t be requiring a replacement anytime soon.
It’s hardly surprising, then, that composite doors remain the homeowners’ favourite, thanks to their outstanding strength and ability to cope in almost any environment for decades to come.
Although timber has a reputation for needing maintenance, in composite frames the wood is actually on the inside so it’s not exposed to the elements.
What’s more, the exterior is aluminium, which requires little to no maintenance at all and can be produced in a wide range of colours, sizes and styles making it easy for homeowners to find the perfect windows for their home.
Combine this with the fact that composite windows have a lifespan of around 40 to 50 years and this is a product which could quite literally last a lifetime.
Both aluminium and timber are recyclable materials which, in addition to the energy savings they deliver, makes composite windows a far more environmentally friendly choice than uPVC.
Aluminium is indefinitely recyclable, meaning it can be used to create very high quality new aluminium products time-and-time again without the need for waste of scrap metal.
If that wasn’t enough, the process only uses 5% of the energy needed to create the initial metal.
If you’re still unsure about which option works best for you, why not chat to us?
Here at Glaze Aluminium, we stock a plethora of options for Aluminium sliding doors and businesses.
The expert team here at Glaze Aluminium can chat through the options with you, helping you come to an informed and accurate decision to suit your precise needs.Back to Blog