Windows are one of the most important features in the property. Not only are they responsible for letting natural light in but they also play a role in protecting a home against break-ins and, if done right, can completely transform the look of a house. So when it comes to choosing windows for your project, it is important to make the right decision. 

However, that can be easier said than done due to the number of different window styles and materials available. 

Aluminium and uPVC are two materials that are very popular when it comes to windows mainly due to their strength and aesthetics. 

With that being said, there is a fierce debate raging in the fenestration industry regarding aluminium and uPVC windows about which is the best. 

To make the decision easier, we have put together a list of benefits of both aluminium and uPVC windows so you can decide for yourself.

Benefits of aluminium windows:

  1. Security 

Windows are a prime target for burglars looking to get into a home so when choosing new windows, it is important to keep security in mind. Thanks to the robust nature of aluminium, aluminium windows make one of the most secure windows on the market when combined with sophisticated locking systems. Therefore, if security is a priority for you when purchasing new windows, aluminium windows are a secure choice. 

  1. Long-lasting

If you are after a window that is long-lasting then it doesn’t get much better than aluminium windows. They are not only weather-resistant but are not susceptible to warping or rotting, unlike other window materials. This means that they will effortlessly stay looking their best for years to come. 

Benefits of uPVC Windows: 

  1. Cost-friendly 

One of the reasons why uPVC windows are so popular is because of their affordable price tag. If you want a window that is affordable but doesn’t want to compromise on quality then uPVC windows are a great choice – perfect for customers on a tighter budget.

  1. Maintenance-free 

Everyone want windows that will look their best but require minimum effort – and this is where uPVC windows shine. With uPVC windows your customers needn’t spend valuable time cleaning their window frames, the occasional wipe down is all they need to look their best.

  1. Durability

Windows are constantly exposed to the elements so it is important that they are made from strong material. UPVC is a non-corrosive material meaning that uPVC windows won’t rust or rot. Better yet, prolonged sun exposure isn’t a concern as they will not fade.

Which is best? 

It is clear why aluminium and uPVC windows are so popular due the abundance of benefits they both have. But, the question remains, which is best? 

We would like to give a definitive answer but this really depends on what you’re looking to achieve and your personal taste. 

For example, uPVC windows are the perfect choice if you’re after an affordable, low maintenance and durable window. 

However, despite their higher price tag aluminium windows should definitely be considered as they are extremely secure, arguably more aesthetically pleasing and are flexible in their design. 

Whichever you choose, behind any successful installer should be products sourced from a trusted supplier. 

At Bluestone Windows & Plastics, we understand that in order to provide a quality service, any installer needs quality products which we pride ourselves on manufacturing products to the highest standard possible. With years of experience and knowledge to draw from, you know when you choose Bluestone for your home improvement project, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality products. 

If you’re in need of a supplier of aluminium or uPVC windows, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your options. 

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