Rigid, durable and strong – characteristics of aluminum window frames that have been used for years. However, while the strength and long-lasting qualities of aluminum windows are positive, many architects and builders have primarily used these windows as a low-cost alternative in temperate environments or commercial locations. But newer lines of aluminum windows and patio doors can be used in private homes, schools, offices and even places as far north as Alaska.
These window frames are manufactured for a specific structural purpose, not to create a replacement for vinyl or wood frames. Aluminum windows and patio doors may also be thermally-broken, which gives them a light commercial rating – an ideal choice for schools, restaurants or government buildings. And, for salt-air climates, an option is available to add a stainless steel hardware to minimize corrosion.
Also, for buildings and homes that deserve to enjoy an amazing view of the outdoors, aluminum frames allow for large unobstructed views because of its inherent strength and allows for virtually any configuration in your home or office space.