aluminium secondary windows
13
May

Are aluminium windows better than uPVC windows?

There is much debate between homeowners and installers alike as to whether you should choose aluminium windows or uPVC windows for your home.

As with most debates, there is no definitive right or wrong answer and your end decision will most likely come down to three things; your budget, the style of your property and your personal preference. 

Opting for aluminium or uPVC windows is a big decision that will impact your home for years to come, so it is important to consider the pros and cons of each to make a balanced decision. 

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Aluminium Windows in Stratford, Evesham, Cheltenham, Stratford, Wawrick and Leamington Spa

Aluminium windows 

The benefits of Aluminium windows 

Aluminium is generally considered to be the superior material for a number of reasons. They offer a more sleek and contemporary style because they have a slimmer profile, making them perfect for contemporary buildings. They are inherently strong and will typically have a longer life-span than uPVC as they are more resistant to corrosion. If you are looking to be eco-friendly then aluminium is probably the material for you, as aluminium is one of the easiest metals to recycle and aluminium windows are very thermally efficient. 

The drawbacks of Aluminium windows

The main drawback of aluminum windows would be their price, as compared to uPVC windows they are definitely the more expensive option. Additionally their contemporary look and feel might not be suited to some properties. 

White uPVC Casement Windows in Stratford, Evesham, Cheltenham, Stratford, Wawrick and Leamington Spa
uPVC Windows in Stratford, Evesham, Cheltenham, Stratford, Wawrick and Leamington Spa

uPVC windows 

The benefits of uPVC Windows

When it comes to both security and thermal efficiency, both uPVC and aluminium windows can perform equally well, achieving A+ energy ratings when double or triple glazed. The main benefit of choosing uPVC windows is their price point. They are cheaper than aluminium and more lightweight, making them easier to install. 

uPVC is a very versatile material and so you will find that there are many styles of uPVC windows available to suit every style of property. 

The drawbacks of uPVC Windows

UPVC profile is slightly thicker than aluminium, meaning that it does not offer the same sleek, contemporary and expensive look and feel. 

Despite being extremely sturdy and hard-wearing (with proper maintenance you could get up to 35 years out of your uPVC windows), if you are looking for the option that is the most long-lasting then opt for aluminium windows, which will last up to 45 years. 

In summary, it is most important to consider the style of your home and your budget when making a decision between aluminium or uPVC as both products can offer fantastic thermal efficiency, security and curb appeal for your home. 

Prior Products delivers state-of-the-art double glazing products, with attention to detail and old fashioned values. Prior Products has an excellent reputation for our installations in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and The Cotswolds. 

For window installations in Stratford, Evesham, Cheltenham, Stratford, Wawrick and Leamington Spa get in touch today.