Why is aluminium a good choice for your windows and doors?

Aluminium is widely used in everything from car parts, pots and pans, sports equipment etc., and now also as weather protection for Alu-clad timber windows. The aluminium profiles are extruded to the shape that fits perfectly on our traditional Scandinavian timber windows. Why do this? The aluminium profiles protect the timber and extend the lifetime of the windows and doors while minimising the need for maintenance.

1Does UV rays affect my windows?
YES! The aluminium profiles protect the timber from the damaging UV rays from the sun, thus increasing the lifespan of the windows significantly. 
2Does Alu-clad windows and doors require maintenance? 
Yes! Despite the added protection and minimised maintenance Alu-clad require an annual clean and lubrication of moving ironmongery and hinges, to ensure trouble-free operation in years to come. 
3What if I need to replace a windowpane?
If you should need to replace a windowpane, the aluminium profiles can be removed and refitted afterwards.
Should one of the aluminium profiles get damaged, it can be replaced. The aluminium profiles are powder coated for extra weather protection and durability. Should the surface become dull with the degradation of the weather, the powder-coated aluminium profiles can be polished back up as if it was a car.
4Why pay extra for Alu-clad windows?
The added benefits mentioned above means you don't have to paint your windows every 3-10 years. If you plan to stay in your house for a long time and you want less hassle with maintenance choose Alu-clad windows. 
5How does Alu-clad windows look?
They look just like any other window out there. And you can hardly tell the difference between timber or uPVC. However, you WILL be able to look at your Alu-clad windows for 20, 30, 40 years without having to replace them.

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Below is an example of Alu-clad cottage windows and an Alu-clad Helsingør front door in a lovely renovated cottage near Cambridge.