Why aluminium?


The modern world presents an ever-growing demand for energy which simultaneously leads to significant climate changes resulting in the need to search for innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions. Aluminium may be a remedy for these challenges. It is a material that can be entirely re-processed and generates sustainable energy solutions such as lighter, less fuel-consuming vehicles, components for wind power plants, and perhaps most importantly – energy saving buildings.

For years aluminium has been associated only with commercial construction. It has been perceived as a "cold" metal, not suitable for use in housing construction in the Polish climate. Developments in technology have debunked this myth by proving that aluminium is ideal for producing modern and energy saving windows and doors in our homes, which are "self-financing".

The most important feature of aluminium joinery is its durability and energy saving quality. The complex construction of profiles and the possibility of applying various types of infills guarantee the maintenance of accurate indicators of thermal insulation and the reduction of heat loss. This proves particularly important in passive and zero energy houses.

One begins to note a rapidly growing number of houses in the cityscape whose designs feature large glazings, ensuring the entry of light and opening up the rooms to their external surroundings. This is where aluminium comes in! It combines two seemingly contradictory properties - flexibility of alloys (during the production process), and rigidity of construction elements. This first feature allows for the production of narrow profiles of non-standard shapes which make the windows look slimmer and increase the surface of the pane. The rigidity of aluminium, on the other hand, permits for the design of entirely glazed constructions without the need to use any additional reinforcements.

Aluminium offers significantly greater construction possibilities, among others, due to the relatively low weight of aluminium joinery in comparison to wood and PVC. This in turn increases the ease of using window leafs and doors made of this material.

The superiority of aluminium over PVC and wood presents itself also in high resistance to harsh weather conditions. In comparison to those made of PVC, aluminium window and door profiles are more resistant to fading colours caused by sunlight. They also do not require preservation work as often as wood which has to be painted every few years. Thanks to this, their energy saving properties remain at the highest level for many years.

Aluminium windows and doors increase the safety of both you and your family in many ways. They are resistant to fire and can prevent it from spreading. Furthermore, due to its solid construction and the application of anti-theft panes and fittings, they prevent intruders from breaking into the house.

The newest technology allows for aluminium window frames to be designed to suit any architectural style. The use of the correct paints and varnishes, with a diversified structure, makes colour options practically limitless. A current trend in family homes is wood imitating covers, which resemble natural patterns and make the window appear to be made of wood, while simultaneously maintaining durability and a low weight.

  Aluminium Wood ALU/Wood PCV
Limitless choice of colours and structures x      
Resistance to harsh weather conditions x      
High acoustic insulation x x x  
Fire resistance x x x  
Tightness x x x x
Long lasting quality x x x  
Stable dimensions for many years x x x  
No need for frequent maintenance x     x
Possibility of creating large-scale glazings x      
High heat insulation x x x x
Resistance to damage x x x x
Possibility of creating non-standard shapes x x    
Environmentally-friendly solutions x x x  


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