When you are looking at replacing the windows in your home you are confronted with quite a choice. Whether to go for timber windows which look really wonderful, PVC frames which require little maintenance or aluminium ones, which look good but can be a bit boring. No matter what pros a certain material offers there are always cons to make you reconsider. That was the case until composite windows (or as the Danes say kompositvinduer) arrived on the market, as these really are the perfect choice for any home.
First of all let me explain what composite windows essentially are. The main point to realize is that the frames are made, amongst other things, from both timber and aluminium. The outside finish is metal and the inside is wood. So basically you are getting the best of both worlds.
So let’s start with the obvious and that is maintenance. As you are probably already aware, aluminium windows need very little looking after. You simply need to clean them from time to time when they are dirty and that is about it. They offer years of trouble free and maintenance free life. However, you are probably thinking that this is fine for the outside aluminium finish but what about the timber inside.
Well, composite windows have pretreated timber on the inside of the frame which is also virtually maintenance free. Just like a solid oak dining table the interior wood finish will rarely need touching up, if ever. So once the windows are fitted the only thing you need to worry about is keeping them clean.
Then there are the insulation aspects to composite windows and these are absolutely fantastic. The frames themselves are extremely well insulated and the glass can also have special coating and gassed cavities to increase the amount of heat that they keep inside your home. This means that you are going to save money on your heating bills and use less energy than you would with standard windows.
Next let’s look at lifespan because composite windows are extremely durable and are likely to outlast many of the other types of frames. Wooden window frames are unstable in different weather conditions. They sometimes expand and contract and have also been known to twist and split. All of these things not only reduce the lifespan of a frame but, if left unnoticed, can also reduce the insulation of your home, as cracks might appear around the edges.
There are a massive amount of finishes available with composite windows from the outside color to the type of timber used on the internal face. This means that no matter what type of home you own, be it modern and contemporary or old and traditional, there are composite windows to suit.
Finally there are the environmental issues that we are all responsible for these days, and composite windows will not let you down here either. Timber is a renewable source and aluminium is recyclable so there are no problems there. Then you are using less energy to heat your home which should keep everybody happy. So there you have it, the reasons why we all need composite windows in our homes.