Four Top Reasons to Choose Timber Windows Over Aluminium
Whether you’re building a new home or want to renovate, the choice of materials for window frames is an important one. To help sort out the confusion, here are the four top reasons to choose timber windows over aluminium.
1. Timber windows and doors add beauty and style. Most people agree that timber, whether painted or stained, can add natural beauty to any structure in your home. Timber windows and doors add warmth and a more personal touch. Many sellers understand that real timber windows and doors, as opposed to aluminium, can add to the resale value of your home.
2. With regular care, your timber windows can last for years. Yes, timber windows and doors will require some maintenance, while aluminium is described as being “maintenance-free.” This is misleading. Even after years in place, timber can be resealed to look as it did when it was originally installed. Aluminium will corrode and fade over time and can never be restored to look new. Aluminium will need to be replaced sooner or later. Timber windows and doors have the clear advantage in maintenance.
3. Save money with your timber windows and doors. Is installing aluminium is cheaper than timber windows? This may appear true on the outset, but you get what you pay for. In fact, investing in timber windows and doors can save money. Remember, you cut cost by not replacing timber windows and doors as often as aluminium, and that timber windows add to the value of your home. Timber windows also have far better insulating properties. Greater insulation saves energy, which translates to huge savings year-round with your heating and cooling cost.
4. Go green with environment-friendly timber windows and doors. The production of aluminium results in much higher greenhouse gas emissions than timber products. The process of smelting aluminium produces poisons that enter the environment, whereas timber windows and other products come from trees that eliminate harmful emissions. In addition, once your timber windows are installed, you use less energy to heat and cool the home, so while costing less, you’ve lowered those greenhouse gas emissions too.