Are aluminium windows better than uPVC?

A common question that we come across here at Landmark Windows: are aluminium windows better than uPVC? There isn’t a simple answer to this question.

However, being based in Plymouth has allowed us to have a wealth of experience transforming coastal and seaside properties and both are suitable options for your South West home.

Let’s break down the benefits of uPVC and aluminium windows:

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What are the benefits of uPVC windows?

uPVC fast became the go-to material for homes around the country and it’s easy to see why. This affordable option offers an abundance of benefits including:

  • Excellent weather resistance and energy efficiency

These windows feature an expertly engineered profile that prevents draughts and can withstand the worst that our local weather can throw at you. uPVC windows also offer e

  • Low maintenance

Unlike traditional wood, uPVC windows require little-to-no maintenance to keep them performing at their best. These windows also have a life expectancy of around 20-25 years and a simple wipe with a microfibre cloth and soapy water will keep them looking great.

  • Versatile look and style

Gone are the days of white being the only colour choice for your uPVC windows. They’re available in a variety of finishes and colours to suit any home, including timber effect colours that inject a traditional look into homes of any age.

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What are the benefits of aluminium windows?

Aluminium has been a popular material in the construction industry for decades, with its robust and lightweight nature being its biggest asset. The benefits of aluminium windows include:

  • Minimalist appeal

Aluminium has an adaptable aesthetic that can complement both contemporary and traditional properties alike. Their design allows for more glass, meaning you can enjoy less frame and more stunning views.

  • Outstanding thermal performance

Precision engineered frames feature a thermal break which prevents heat from escaping the home, maintaining a comfortable temperature inside. Low U-values of 1.5 and ‘A’ rated double or triple glazing provides the winning combination for energy-conscious homeowners across Plymouth and beyond.

  • Durability and sustainability

Aluminium is a naturally strong material that requires minimal maintenance. Our frames are coated with a finish that makes the window highly resistant to flexing, warping or corroding in variable weather conditions. Aluminium windows also offer a lifespan of over 30 years and are almost 100% recyclable at the end of their useful life.

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Which are the best windows for your South West home?

Your decision could largely depend on your personal taste and budget, as aluminium generally costs more than uPVC windows. Both options are highly customisable and available in a wide variety of colours and finishes. Why not get up close to both options by visiting our Plymouth showroom. Our knowledgeable and friendly team will be able to take you through the options to find the perfect product for you.

Both uPVC and aluminium windows are fitted with high-tech locking systems, with some even achieving Secured by Design (SBD) Certification, to keep your home and family safe from intruders.

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Our range of products, including windows, doors and conservatories, are carefully selected to handle the local climate and perfectly match a variety of homes of any style and age. For more information about any of our products or services, give us a call on 01752 283 834 or contact us online.

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