Aluminum Frame Materials
Aluminum is a metal alloy which is strong, attractive, and extremely durable.
It is easy to maintain and makes for a versatile material in which to frame your windows. Though it may not seem so, it is also quite efficient and will keep your energy bills from going through the roof.
Benefits of Aluminum
Aluminum is so strong that it can be very narrow and yet support a weighty window. These frames have long been able to maximize your view, which makes a great view all the more incredible. For these reasons, builders and architects have long preferred its use in new-construction projects, as well as for home renovations. Homeowners have loved the low-maintenance associated with aluminum windows. The metal is impervious to the insects, rot, and decay which plague wooden windows.
Advancements in Aluminum
Early aluminum windows were not very efficient, however. Metal is a great conductor of heat, so during the winter, a home would see its heat sucked out and in summer, the exterior heat would seep in through the window frames. Now, however, not only has window glass technology advanced by leaps and bounds, but also has aluminum frame technology.
Today, you’ll find that aluminum window frames are much improved compared to their predecessors. The interior of the window frames are now equipped with thermal breaks which halt the conductivity of the metal, keeping the elements at bay all year-round.
Aluminum window frames typically come in clear anodized (aluminum color) or dark bronze finish.
While we generally love to offer a wide range of manufacturers for our window materials, Milgard is our only manufacturer who offers this material. Their windows are top-notch, however, and we know you will like their thermally-improved window series which are found in all sorts of buildings. Homes, schools, restaurants, and government buildings, among other places, use Milgard’s aluminum window frames. The sliding and single-hung aluminum windows will even lock automatically when you close them. This will ensure greater efficiency and safety for your home and family.
Milgard offers a lifetime warranty on their aluminum windows and we cannot wait to install some for you. Contact Lifetime Windows & Doors today!