Planning to buy aluminium windows? Check this read on window frames
Window frames support the entire window structure and the quality of frames decides the durability of the windows. When you are upgrading to new windows, it is important to take into account the frame as well as the glazing. Over here we share with you important insights on window frames and how to choose the right material for them:
Why are window frames important?
- Shattering of windows during storms: One of the major problems that homeowners face during storms is that the windows vibrate and shatter during storms. Sturdy window frames ensure that the glass sits tightly inside the frame and there are no vibrations or shattering of the frames.
- Drafts: Drafty frames leak around the edges. This allows cold air or hot air to come inside. Good quality and sturdy frames fit snugly against the walls surrounding them.
- Elegant look: Window frames are an important part of the room. They can make or break the overall look of the room. Sleeker frames give more glass and, thus, offer an expansive view of the outside.
Window frames materials: Which one to choose
- Aluminium: Aluminium windows are widely used for window frames as they are elegant and durable. Aluminium frames are low on maintenance – do not warp, crack or rust like other frame materials under adverse weather conditions. However, not all aluminium frames are equal. Eternia windows are made with Duranium™, an aluminium alloy invented by Hindalco. Our windows are:
- Tested to handle extreme weather and keep noise out: Our aluminium windows are WiWA© tested and certified. This means they are tested to withstand strong winds, even cyclones, keep rainwater out and keep out dust and noise. Our soundproof windows can reduce the outdoor noise level up to 35dB.
- Safe: Our aluminium windows come with anti-burglary locks and an anti-plug system for maximum safety.
- Available in custom sizes, colours and finishes: Our windows can be customised to meet your specific requirements. Thanks to anodizing, PVDF and powder coating, you can get any finish you want. You can even get a wooden finish without the hassle of maintaining wooden window frames. For more information, book a free consultation. To know more about aluminium windows, check this useful read.
- Wood: Wood is known for its classical beauty and warm appearance. It can easily match any architectural style. However, compared to other materials, wood frames require more maintenance. When exposed to rainwater and moisture, they are prone to develop cracks and gaps. Also in the absence of good sealing material such as gasket and accessories, wooden window frames do not offer sound insulation. Also, wooden frames need a fresh coat of paint to keep them looking aesthetically appealing.
- Vinyl: Vinyl window frames are weather and corrosion-resistant. They also do not require too much maintenance. To make the window frames stronger, manufacturers have to use more vinyl in frame construction. As a result, homeowners often complain of the frames being too bulky. Also, vinyl reacts to temperature shifts, leading to seal deterioration. Homeowners with vinyl windows have to regularly re-caulk the areas around the window frames.