Windows are not only used for their functionality but also for the aesthetic value that they add to a house.
Over time, windows have become an integral part of the consideration in the completion of any type of building.
There are two different types of materials that are chosen by many for their windows. Aluminium and PVC.
In this article, we will consider several factors that builders and homeowners should consider in the decision between aluminium and PVC windows.
The price of aluminium and PVC windows is not similar. This is a major factor for many building developers or homeowners who want to upgrade their homes and install modern windows. Between the two, aluminium is more expensive than PVC.
At the new price levels, where aluminium windows cost almost the same price as PVC windows, homeowners are now spoiled for choice of what type of window to install in their houses.
For many modern homeowners and developers, aluminium is their material of choice for their windows. Aluminium is considered stylish and contemporary.
On the other hand, modern developments in manufacturing have also led to great upgrades in the appearance of PVC windows. For many, the decision between aluminium and PVC windows based on aesthetics is not very hard.
Aluminium windows are much more durable than PVC windows. Aluminium windows are unlikely to rot or swell and crack due to heat or any other reasons.
PVC windows, on the other hand, are less durable compared to aluminium windows. They require to be changed after every few years, which is not the case with aluminium windows which can remain affixed for many years.
When it comes to maintenance, PVC windows are much easier to maintain compared to aluminium windows. They are easy to clean and do not need to be regularly painted to maintain their aesthetic value.
Aluminium windows, on the other hand, require regular painting for their lifetime to ensure that they maintain their aesthetic appeal.
When it comes to thermal efficiency, PVC windows are much better compared to aluminium windows. PVC windows are able to absorb heat and retain it, ensuring that the room in which they are in is kept warm at all times.
For aluminium windows, they are good conductors of heat. For this reason, they will let a lot of heat out of the room. Thus, aluminium windows have poor thermal efficiency and are not appropriate for areas that experience low temperatures at night as the rooms will be extremely cold.
PVC and aluminium are the most popular materials for windows. A lot of developers and homeowners seeking to makeover their homes do not know which one to choose. With the advice herein, it is my hope that the decision-making process is now shortened.