In the past few years aluminium windows have become very popular among home owners in Kenya, with almost all new building developers using aluminium for their windows.
The reason is obvious. These windows have numerous advantages and very few disadvantages compared to their wood counterparts.
These advantages include:
1.) Strength – Aluminium windows are very strong and they do not get destroyed easily. Thanks to the astounding strength of aluminium, manufacturers are able to create numerous designs out of it – exceeding the expectations of home owners who have unusual tastes for designs.
2.) Durability – The windows are not only strong, but they are long-lasting since they are not prone to temperature variations, moisture, warp and crack. This is a big advantage over wooden windows.
3.) Less expensive – Aluminium, being the third most common element on earth, is cheap as a raw material. Windows made of aluminium cost less than glass windows and are easy and cheaper to maintain.
4.) Light weight – Though incredibly strong, aluminium is very light and aluminium window frames are therefore lighter compared to wooden or steel window casings.
5.) Stylish – Today’s home owner is very keen on stylish, aesthetically pleasing windows. Metal window frames are not only stylish but they instantly give your home the desired sleek and modern appearance.
Unfortunately, aluminium windows are poor in shielding the interior of a building from high or low temperatures. However, this can be managed by adding some materials in the window to make it more energy efficient.