A window is an essential architectural element that we find in any space. Whether it is a room, living room or office, a window allows the use of natural light and depending on the weather and whether the space requires hermetic sealing or not, it allows the passage of air currents that serve to ventilate the interior spaces. Now, how to choose a window? Are there differences when choosing? The short answer is yes.
As you can imagine from the title of this article, we initially recommend aluminum windows. Of course, there are windows made of wood, PVC and other composite materials, but aluminum windows have a series of characteristics that make them the ideal option to consider. Now, within aluminum windows, there is a wide variety of models when choosing one for a remodeling project.
In this post, we are going to give you a series of recommendations to take into account when choosing an aluminum window for your spaces. You will learn to select the type of opening that best suits you for your window, the type of profiling that best suits the project, the ideal finish, among others. Here are the main factors to consider:
– The first thing to consider when choosing an aluminum window is the type of opening required. The best-known types are the folding and the sliding type, but there are also interesting options such as the oscillating, tilt-and-turn or guillotine type. The choice of the type of opening will depend to a large extent on the space available, whether the window is for an isolated space that does not require opening, among other factors.
– On the other hand, it is also important to take into account the mechanical characteristics and performance in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation offered by the window to choose. A good window must resist the external factors to which it will be subjected in the space to be installed and have characteristics such as air permeability, water tightness, resistance to wind load, among other factors. The same in the isolation section, where you must provide the minimum necessary.
– Finally, the choice of the type of finish on the aluminum profiles. The most recommended for most cases are lacquered and anodized, which come in a variety of colors and more than being a superficial “paint”, they are a protective coating that extends the life of the window.
It is important to seek advice for the choice of the appropriate aluminum window, in cases in which the available space and the hermetic conditions required in the project are a limitation to be taken into account. This will prevent at all times that the choice of the type of aluminum window later does not satisfy the necessary design and insulation needs. On the other hand, choosing a super special window with great features for a space that does not require it would represent an unnecessary oversizing and additional expense. A professional will know how to recommend the ideal window model that meets all the project requirements.
It is also essential to choose aluminum windows made from high-quality aluminum alloys. This, to guarantee the durability and both mechanical and chemical resistance of the profiles and to avoid early damage to the installed products. Before choosing a window, it is important to obtain technical information about the materials used in its manufacture since its final resistance and durability depends to a large extent.
If you have in mind installing aluminum windows in your spaces, whether indoors or outdoors, we invite you to take a look at our aluminum windows section. We have a variety of metal carpentry series adaptable to all types of windows:
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