When homeowners choose new windows, two of the most popular choices on the market today are uPVC and aluminium windows. Which type of window frame you choose will come down to a variety of factors, from your budget to the look you want. Here are some of the benefits of both aluminium and uPVC products to help you decide.

Benefits of Aluminium Windows

Aluminium is considered one of the more superior options when it comes to high-quality windows. Known for their outstanding energy performance and modern look, these long-lasting windows are often an investment worth making, especially if you’re undertaking a refurbishment project that you want to have the wow factor.

One of the defining benefits of aluminium is its ability to hold larger sheets of glass without the need for bulky frames. This is down to the strength of the metal. In fact, it produces one of the most slimline frames in the industry, which homeowners love for creating a sleek look and expansive views.

Aluminium is also chosen for its customisable features, offering one of the broadest range of colour finishes. Its versatility along with its extensive glazing options, has made aluminium windows popular with homeowners, commercial property owners and architects alike.

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Benefits of uPVC Windows

UPVC is still one of the UK’s favourite windows, and it’s not hard to see why. Famed for its clean lines and it’s practical, reliable features, this is a cost-effective solution for many homeowners.

UPVC is ideal for like-for-like replacements in older properties, but with all the benefits of modern functionality. This includes secure locking, a wide choice of RAL colours and A-rated products for excellent energy efficiency.

This type of window is also ideal if you’re looking for more sustainable options when it comes to replacing windows in a heritage style. For example, Residence 9 windows emulate the look of flush timber sash windows, keeping in with the architecture of traditional properties.

Which Window Material Should You Choose?

If you’re going back and forth between uPVC and aluminium, try to decide on which features are your priority. You can book free consultations with windows suppliers who can talk you through some of the products available, helping you to consider price, style, additional features and energy performance.

On the whole, both products are outstanding when it comes to keeping your home warm and secure. They also offer a wide selection of colour options and won’t require a lot of maintenance.

Want a free window consultation?

At Hamiltons, we supply an impressive range of bespoke windows and doors, including uPVC and aluminium windows from leading brands. We install new glazing across South London and Surrey, including locations in Banstead, Battersea and Berrylands. To get started, talk to our friendly team now on 020 8390 4855.