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UPVC is a great material to use in your house as a joinery solution. However, there are several key differences between the materials, particularly in terms of performance, cost and appearance. Here is a break-down of the pros and cons of both, so you can make an informed decision.
1. High Performance
Most energy efficient, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer
High sound resistance, blocks out street noise up to 34dB reduction
Can eliminate most condensation – depends on sources within your home
Watertight and airtight
2. Long Life span
Lasts 40+ years, with no fading, corrosion, warping and with minimal maintenance
3. Strong Structure
Solid looking product
Steel reinforcements for strength and load bearing
4. Adaptable Look
They comes in a range of styles to fit the design of your house. There are different styles of UPVC windows, like sliding windows, casement windows, Tilt and turn windows, villa windows.
5. No corrosion and dents
The polymer and additive coupled uPVC profiles are impervious to corrosion. They also possess a high composite strength that prevents major dents.
6. Stain resistant and waterproof
The structural properties of uPVC profiles make it waterproof. The superior finish does not allow any particles to stick on it and its anti-staining feature makes it easy to clean the uPVC profiles.
7. Low Maintenance
UPVC profiles require practically no maintenance. All you need to do is occasionally clean the windows or doors and frames. That’s it.
Easier to maintain and clean. Just clean them with a damp cloth and they are new as ever!
Can be recycled into new windows and doors
Aluminium window Pros
1. Great Look
Easily formed into designer shapes, therefore fitting well into modern architecturally designed buildings
2. Affordable Price
Standard aluminium is cheaper than uPVC. Thermally bridge cutoff aluminium is similar in price.
3. Easy to installI
As it has high installation tolerance
Old aluminium can be retrofitted with double glazing
1. Limited range of window shapes
UPVC is harder to manufacture than aluminium, therefore harder to make into unique shapes.
2. Not as well-known in the market place by consumers.
Aluminium window door Cons
1. Low performance
No thermal efficiency, meaning the cold and heat transfer easily through the profiles, making the frames either hot or cold to touch, depending on the outside weather
Condensation forms easily on frames and glass
Transmits noise easily
2.Short life span
Pitting and corrosion are an issue. Aluminium profiles rust and cause corrosion when they get oxidized upon contact in the air. The AlO(Aluminium Oxide) forms a white powdery coating over the metal profiles. These profiles get brittle, dented and break over the time as well.
Corners of frames (mitres) often pull apart over time.
3. Reduced security
Easy to pull rubber out and remove the glass from the outside
4. High U-value
5. High Maintenance
Aluminium is not stain resistant. Water splashes and dust tend to easily accommodate on its surface. These stains are not easy to get rid of.