Did you know that aluminium is one of the easiest materials to recycle? Aluminium fixtures are fast becoming the go-to choice for building contractors across the spectrum of industry. From private residential homes and housing complexes to commercial buildings and new office blocks, aluminium is used throughout as window frames, doors, partitions, cladding, and other building fixtures. So, how energy efficient is it as a building material? Let’s find out.
Recycling and energy efficiency
Energy efficiency can be understood in terms of how much energy it takes to make something. For example, recycling anything is energy efficient because the process of recycling is less energy-intensive than the process of making something from scratch again. Recycling offers so many benefits to the planet and humanity at large, but one commonly-missed benefit is just how much energy is saved when, for example, using highly recyclable building materials like aluminium.
How recyclable is aluminium?
Where aluminium shines is with its recyclability. Unlike many other recyclable materials, aluminium does not need to be refined again. This makes the recycling process extremely energy efficient since all that needs to happen is that the aluminium gets melted down and refabricated into a new form. Another great feature of aluminium is that it can be recycled over and over again, without losing integrity or having to be refined.
Common aluminium fixtures
Aluminium is a highly versatile building material, and we’re finding new ways to make use of it all the time. The aluminium fixtures we can install include aluminium windows, aluminium doors, aluminium showers, aluminium balustrades, aluminium cladding, aluminium partitions, aluminium shopfronts, and aluminium security gates. When it comes to versatility, aluminium and glass fixtures shine, like retractable sliding glass doors that can turn an enclosed sunroom into an open space within a few moments.
Recycling is energy efficient, and aluminium is a highly-recyclable material. To up the energy efficiency in your home, consider installing aluminium windows with our PG SmartGlass fitted. This energy-efficient glass allows you to carefully control the amount of light and heat coming into your living spaces, which can end up saving you money on heating or air conditioning bills in the long term.
KZN’s aluminium and glass people
If you’re looking for KZN’s aluminium and glass people, you’re reading the right blog! Contact PG Aluminium KZN today and learn how we can help you upgrade to aluminium windows, aluminium doors, or any other aluminium fixtures in KZN. We are Natal’s aluminium and glass people, and we have installed countless aluminium fixtures for clients in multiple industries across the KwaZulu-Natal province and beyond. Explore our aluminium windows, aluminium doors, aluminium security gates, and more on our website!