Whether you are involved in a new build, or you are renovating your existing home – your choice of windows and doors is an important decision that will have a big impact in the overall final aesthetics and comfort of the building in question.
Cobus Lourens from leading window and door manufacturer, Swartland, says: “Aluminium windows and doors, such as the KENZO range from Swartland for example, are becoming an incredibly popular choice for homes and commercial buildings alike.” Here is an overview on why aluminium windows and doors are becoming such a popular option:
Arguably, one of the main benefits of aluminium windows and doors, from an aesthetic point of view, is that they boast really slim sightlines. This means that more of the window or door can be made up of glass.
Aluminium is an ultra-light weight, low density metal, which allows for very slim line window and doorframes that are sturdy and strong.
Aluminium windows and doors are comparatively well priced in the market, and really easy to install – making them a cost-effective option for a new build or renovation.
Aluminium windows and doors require exceptionally little maintenance and upkeep – they don’t need sanding, painting or sealing. They are UV – and water-resistant, and they do not contract and expand when exposed to varying temperatures.
Since glazing forms such a big part of any aluminium window or door, the type of glazing you choose can have an enormous impact on the functionality of the window and door in question. With Swartland’s KENZO range, obscure glass is available on all windows, with 4mm toughened safety glass being fitted to selected windows and all doors.
An environmentally-friendly choice
Aside from their exceptional level of durability, which give aluminium windows and doors an impressively low carbon footprint, they also seal exceptionally well – offering excellent air-tightness for optimum house energy efficiency. Aluminium is also a really green building material as it is 100% recyclable, and the recycling process only requires 5% of the initial energy consumed to create it.