The Benefits of Aluminium Windows - Capral

The Benefits of Aluminium Windows

Thermal Performance

High performance aluminium windows are able to meet or exceed energy efficiency standards. Aluminium windows and doors can easily achieve improvements in heat gain and heat loss through windows by 60% rivalling more expensive timber and uPVC equivalents.

Reduces Carbon Footprint

In the case of an average gas heated home in Melbourne, the use of aluminium double glazed windows delivers CO2E equivalent savings of almost three times that required to produce the aluminium frames, just within the first year.

Over the life of the building, energy savings outweigh the initial energy input by well over 100 times. For homes with electrical heating, or cooling for homes in hot climates, savings run into multiples of close to 300 times.

Durability and Low Maintenance

The corrosion resistant qualities of aluminium provide a low maintenance frame and is resistant to weathering under a range of harsh environmental conditions. Unlike many other materials, it will not swell, crack, split or warp over time; ensuring an extended product life.

Aluminium can be left in its finished condition. For additional protection or decorative finishes, aluminium can be anodised or painted.

Affordability

Aluminium frames can be significantly less expensive than other framing options, providing a strong yet economical window and door solution, while also achieving excellent energy outcomes.

Design Flexibility

The inherent strength and flexibility for aluminium to be manufactured to exacting specifications means you are limited only by your imagination. With an endless array of systems, finishes and glass options, aluminium offers a vast range of possibilities from the economical to most elaborate systems while also delivering excellent thermal performance.

Finishes

A range of finishing options ensures aluminium windows and doors can be perfectly matched to any decor.

Powder coating provides an attractive finish to aluminium frames and once coated, does not require repainting. The Interpon colour range gives you the freedom to create the look you want using a variety of natural colours to blend into the environment and colours to coordinate with Colorbond® steel as well as a selection of unique pearl and metallic finishes.

Anodising treatment can provide excellent corrosion resistance and a wide range of colour options. Such finishes are widely used for both interior and exterior applications.

For those who wish to achieve a timber look, DecoWood and Knotwood provide an attractive alternative in aluminium.

DecoWood and Knotwood are a highly durable marine grade powder coatings that look like timber without the maintenance issues associated with timber.

And because DecoWood and Knotwood never require painting, oiling or staining, there are no harmful VOCs released into the atmosphere.

Recyclability

Aluminium has one of the highest recycling rates of any metal and is an environmentally sustainable material. Recycling of aluminium requires only five percent of the initial energy consumed to create it. This inherent property differentiates from other framing materials reinforcing its sustainable credentials.

Short Payback Period

Payback periods on high performance aluminium windows are typically far shorter than for other alternatives which offer only marginally improved performance at a far higher price. Such options can take several decades to deliver a payback.

The Aluminium Advantage

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