UPVC vs. Aluminium window frames?

UPVC vs. Aluminium window frames?

uPVC frames – an efficient frame type used with double-glazed windows is uPVC, or un-plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. uPVC frames have been used in Europe and the United States for many years, as they perform in a similar manner to timber frames but are more durable and require little maintenance.

Aluminium frames - Aluminium is a popular choice for window frames because it's light, strong and requires little maintenance. Unfortunately, it isn't the most energy efficient choice. Because aluminium is a good conductor, you can lose a great deal of heat through the frames in winter and gain unwanted heat in the same way during summer. This could impact the comfort of your home, the cost of your energy bills and the overall performance of double-glazed windows.

To reduce heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer through aluminium window frames, be sure to install aluminium frames with a thermal break. A thermal break is an insulating material placed between the interior and the exterior elements of the window frame, which will minimise the transfer of heat and cold through the frame.


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