Choosing whether to have your windows made out of timber or aluminium can be a tricky one. Generally speaking, people see the two materials as having different benefits. For example, wood is often highly regarded because of its perennial aesthetic appeal, while aluminium is more famed for its ruggedness. But, this is misleading. In truth, some of the benefits overlap. Timber is arguably as durable as anything else out there, while aluminium windows can look amazing when done right. So how do you go about deciding between the two? Wouldn’t it be great if you could combine all the advantages of both wood and aluminium in one neat package?
I’m sure most of you home owners would answer that question with an emphatic “Yes!”. But, you’re probably also having a hard time believing that it’s actually possible. Well, I have some good news for you: with composite windows you can enjoy everything that timber and aluminium have to offer in one convenient package.
You might have guessed by now that composite windows are simply a mixture of timber and aluminium. Aluminium is used as the outer façade, protecting the timber on the inside. My favourite thing about this material is that it can take a hit with no problem. Its reliability when there’s a bad bout of weather is unrivalled and its environmental efficiency is second to none. With aluminium casing, you can be sure that your windows will be as green as possible.The material also provides a sleek finish that compliments the timber very nicely. On top of all that it’s extremely low maintenance so you won’t have the hassle of dealing with costly repairs or replacements.
The inner workings of the frame are made of timber. It’s probably obvious that we’re passionate about this material here at Stanbrook & Nicholson. The list of benefits it brings to the table is considerable. Practically, it is energy efficient, low maintenance and durable. The aluminium casing surrounding it only serves to enhance these virtues further. But, the greatest thing about timber is the way it looks. It has a timeless appeal that simply can not be matched by any other material. This mixed with the many benefits of aluminium make composite windows a fantastic choice for any property.
Sometimes trade offs are necessary in life. Getting the benefits of one good means giving up the benefits of another. Thankfully, there are always exceptions and composite windows are one of them.