Choosing the best aluminium windows for your home or premises is not always as easy as it sounds. On the surface, all windows seem to be much the same, providing your space with light. There are many different types of window, however, with each one offering its own benefits. A smaller space may work better with a window that is especially adapted for smaller areas, while a space with tall narrow window openings will require an entirely different type of window.
In this guide to aluminium windows, we take a look at three of the most commonly used type of windows to show their uses and their biggest advantages in residential and commercial spaces.
Choosing the Right Aluminium Windows
Deciding on the best aluminium windows will come down to evaluating your specific requirements in terms of space, design, ventilation, and overall practicality. This will make it easier to know which features would be best suited to your property. Some of the most popular window types include the following.
Casement windows are attached to a sturdy aluminium frame by one or more hinges that are placed at its sides. These windows are typically used as singles or as a pair within a frame with the hinge on the outside. This type of window can be side hung or top hung. Casement windows are very good at reducing air intrusion. The window sash pushes into all sides of the frame, much like the way a door presses into its frame. Ideal for tall, narrow window openings, these windows open completely, allowing air to pass through the whole opening. This window is energy-efficient and generally ideal for most spaces.
Sliding windows feature two or more sashes, which pass each other within the window frame. Horizontal sliders are the most common type of sliding window. These windows are ideal in spaces that want windows that do not project from the wall. They are very popular in offices and commercial developments, as well as smaller spaces. They are especially good for harder to reach areas such as over sinks and counters, and areas next to walkways, patios and outdoor spaces. Security screens and bars and insect screens can be easily added to these windows.
Tilt and turn windows
Tilt and turn windows have a unique design that allows them to open one way and tilt open another way. Most windows open outwards, while tilt and turn windows open inward. This makes them excellent for security and in high-value properties that require secure windows with a more unique design. Part of the window can be left open, even overnight, with a small gap that allows for ventilation. These windows are also excellent for smaller spaces, working well in bathrooms and other small rooms.
At PG Aluminium, we offer a wide range of high-quality aluminium window styles to suit your needs. All of our windows are made of high-grade materials to ensure long-lasting durability and strength. Contact us today to find out more about choosing the best aluminium windows in Durban.