Aluminum framed windows emerged with the revival of mid-century contemporary style. Aluminum windows, which were modern and reflecting modernity at that time, have recently attracted attention with their unique designs and durable structure.
Although the spaces where aluminum frames are used are limited, they can adapt to almost any space. Due to its strong and thin structure, it can be seen in larger and wider window areas. Due to its metal appearance, the design and structure of the building is a very important issue.
Generally, this type of window frame has thermal insulation. But aluminum windows without heat insulation are only suitable for mild weather. Aluminum window frames with thermal systems are used in regions where harsh weather conditions prevail.
When it comes to plating, this does not mean that the entire frame will be metal. A number of windows are aluminum-coated wood. Typically a softwood such as Ponderosa pine gives the window both its structural strength and acts as a thermal break. Thin aluminum coating provides defense against external factors.
Unlike other window profiles, it is made entirely of aluminum. Aluminum provides structural strength to the window. Except for a few additions such as thermal break, the entire frame of the window is aluminum. Aluminum window frames with thermal systems can be made in areas where cold weather prevails.
Aluminum Frame Designs
Aluminum windows have a sharp metal appearance. Thus, it adds an attraction to the place. This view is achieved by a process called anodizing. The color gamut is not wide, only a few colors are available. However, since aluminum is a paintable material, the color options can be greatly increased.
Effective Solution in Hot Weather
Aluminum windows profiles vary according to the area to be used. It is generally preferred in regions where hot weather prevails. But if you want to use this type of window frame in the design of your home or workplace, it can be thermalized by pouring liquid polyurethane into the extrusion pocket. Thus, while its appearance remains aluminum, you can create heat insulation without deteriorating its structure.
Resistant to Severe Weather Conditions
Although thermal insulation is applied later in aluminum window frames, it is generally resistant to harsh weather conditions. The only problem is that it cannot make heat insulation in the place used. But thanks to the material to be added to the system, heat insulation is now possible.
Ease of Maintenance and Cleaning
Many window frames are not weatherproof. In addition, it can be damaged in many conditions such as rain, wind, snow. However, such a situation is not seen in aluminum window frames. Due to its very durable structure, you will not encounter problems such as training, bending, breaking, or cracking.
Paint adheres well to the flat surfaces of aluminum window frames, siding, and less to many angles of wooden window frames, beams, and battens. Therefore, there is no case of losing their pigments.
It does not require as much cleaning as other types of windows. This is one of the reasons why it is used especially in commercial buildings. It will be sufficient to clean these frames, which can be easily cleaned even when it rains, with a damp cloth.