Aluminum doors & windows - How it Works

Aluminum doors & windows

 

Building or renovating your dream home is a wonderful project to engage in, and to see your dreams come to life, step by step. Yet it can also be quite a daunting experience, with all the options and decisions you are faced with!

Among all the other considerations, is the question of your windows and doors – an integral part of your home that is responsible for so much of the flow, functionality and aesthetics. It’s important to make the right decisions with regards to your fenestration, after all, you will be living with them for years to come – possibly even a lifetime!

1. The look and feel

 

First you should take some time to decide on the look and feel of your home. If you’re working with an architect, no doubt they will lead your hand through this process. If you’re undertaking renovations or prefer to get more involved, we walk you through the factors to consider. Your windows and doors are essentially what give your home it’s natural flow and plays a pivotal role in adding brightness to your space.

2. Types of windows

 

When you know about the different types of windows and doors available, you can be more creative with your space, and more confident in choosing what is best. So let’s take a closer look at the different types:

Casement windows have ’sashes’ that swing out from the window’s outer frame, allowing them to open very wide and thus making them perfect for ventilation. They can be top-hung or side-hung, and their units usually come as a combination of fixed panes as well as opening sashes. Top-hung casement windows are a good solution for the weather-facing side of any building, as you can have them open without admitting any rain or severe winds.

Sliding windows, a classic choice. They have an unobtrusive design, perfect for settings where space does not allow for sashes to project outwards. Or you may just enjoy the sleek design and practicality. Sliding windows come in 2, 3 or 4 panes, depending on the width of the window. They are designed to fit seamlessly next to other fixtures such as fixed-pane windows, sliding doors or folding doors.

Stacking windows, also called concertina windows or sliding-folding windows, open and fold back, essentially opening up the entire window space. These can be perfect for a serving hatch, for rooms where you need maximum ventilation, or if you want to create a more open feel towards your garden or pool area. These windows are available between 3 panels and 10 panels, depending on the total width.

 

3. Choosing the best Glass

 

You really can’t go wrong with aluminium windows and doors. Just take a look at the list of advantages here. Strong, sustainable and stylish – they will last you a lifetime. But did you know that the more ‘hardworking’ component of your windows and doors is the glass?

Glass technologies have advanced significantly over time, and architectural glass offers a range of different benefits from energy saving, to security, to sound reduction and more. By choosing the right glass for your home, you can take advantage of these benefits.

Ordinary glass can be responsible for up to 40% of the energy lost through your doors and windows. Our specialised energy saving glass offer an effective way to achieve better energy efficiency by reducing the cost of heating and cooling. Consider this if you want to lower your electricity bills while maintaining more comfortable temperatures indoors.