Windows are one of the most critical components of any home as they allow you to frame the appearance of your interior and exterior. You might spend hours choosing the best curtains suitable to the colour and theme of your room. However, you should also spend an adequate amount of time and effort to select the best material for your window.
An appropriate and quality window material will protect you from outside elements, provide security against theft, and offer maximum privacy.
Most homeowners consider choosing aluminium windows for their home renovation or construction project because of their exceptional features – durable, sleek design, powder-coated finishes, high insulation, corrosion-resistant, and versatile.
However, you might want to consider choosing a suitable aluminium window style that your house will sport.
In this article, we will discuss various aluminium window types in Australia and their benefits to help you make the best purchase decision.
5 Types of Aluminium Window Styles
1. Awning Windows
Awning windows are a popular window styles choice among homeowners because of the unique design and functionality it offers. Such window style has a hinge at the top, which allows you to push out the frame right from the bottom, meaning you get exceptional flexibility and complete control over the ventilation.
The solid, sturdy frame can immediately elevate the visual appearance of your home. Awning windows are the perfect window style option for those homeowners who want enough ventilation and natural light without compromising privacy.
2. Fixed Windows
Fixed windows – also known as picture windows – are standard, non-operational windows. Such window style is solely designed for natural light and not for ventilation.
Although fixed windows are usually considered by commercial buildings, residential homeowners can install them as an aesthetically pleasing feature in their home or create a considerable window space between floor and ceiling. If you have a unique design in mind, fixed windows can serve as a focal point in your home.
3. Louvre Windows
Louvre windows are an arrangement of parallel, horizontal slats designed to regulate adequate airflow or natural light. Such window style allows air or light while keeping the harsh sunshine and moisture out. The easy to use features allow you to adjust the blades using a handle and control the amount of airflow required. If you want to maximise airflow for your home while keeping the maintenance at bay, opt for louvre windows.
4. Bi-Fold Windows
Bi-fold windows consist of several hinged framed window panels that can be folded and opened for considerable opening space. All individual sashes will be stacked neatly against each other. Bi-fold windows are perfect for homeowners who need a wide-open window space in their entertainment areas. It can be a link between your indoor and outdoor areas.
We store an extensive range of SHIELD’s signature bi-fold windows made from heavy-duty hardware and designed with longevity in mind.
5. Sliding Windows
Sliding windows are one of the most economical, functional, low maintenance window style options. Such window style features panels that slide in a two-way direction which can be lifted for cleaning. Sliding windows offer exceptional versatility and classic appeal which makes them a reliable choice for most homeowners.
You can easily create a considerable amount of openings using a sliding window. Simply enjoy the natural light, fresh air, and unobstructed view of your outdoor area. We store the SHIELD range of double glazed sliding windows that are economical, highly functional, and low maintenance. Our double glazed windows also offer you unmatched security against theft or burglary.
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Whether you are building a new home or renovating your existing one, Uptons can help you with any door or window requirement. We have an extensive range of aluminium door and window solutions that will offer you exceptional functionality and elevate the aesthetic of your space. Call us on 03 8339 2252 to know more about our aluminium door and window options.