Aluminium Compared To PVC

Benefits of Aluminium Windows

The hard surface provided by aluminium is impervious to denting and weathering

Aesthetically pleasing

Easy to maintain

Increases the home’s level of security

Meets the highest standard for air and water infiltration and structural integrity

Aluminium can be fabricated to meet many architectural specifications that plastic windows cannot match.

There is less choice of colours for PVC compared to aluminium

The biggest factor in the evolution of new-age aluminium doors and windows has been the introduction of polyamide technology. This technology has allowed manufacturers to improve windows with thermal insulation, added strength and has even presented the opportunity to allow different colours on the outside and inside of the window. Many homeowners are taking advantage of this unique design capability.

Low Maintenance

Aluminium profiles don’t change their look through the years

Aluminium is resistant to fire and earthquake, and is also resistant to large temperature differences.


The strength of this material allows complex solutions such as structural and curtain walls, roofing, conservatories and even used for making security doors, fire doors and such structures, which require greater strength. For the same reason there are systems for aluminium partitions

PVC profiles can be recycled.


Aluminium is extremely strong and more secure that uPVC, and is considered to be almost totally burglar-proof due to its strength due to its resilient and robustness, uPVC is reliable and trustworthy when it comes to security. Their frames are constructed to the utmost hardness making it extremely difficult to break through or damage but have some weak areas.

Visual Appearance

The major shortcoming of uPVC is undoubtedly its aesthetic value. In many people’s eyes, its simple, white plastic look is far from attractive and some consider uPVC frames to look unstylish or plain when compared to aluminium. With some larger companies, different colours of uPVC are now available, but when replacing windows whilst trying to keep the character of the home, uPVC may not be ideal. In fact, for listed buildings and those within conservation areas, local planning councils would be likely to insist on timber or aluminium


The biggest advantage of aluminium over PVC windows is aesthetic appeal. Aluminium windows are lightweight, sturdy and durable but uncommonly thin and sleek. The windows provide light lines to the exterior, and new manufacturing processes now allow consumers to choose the insulation value.

Aluminium windows are flexible. Their sleek appearance works well with contemporary buildings while their strength works well with commercial properties. Aluminium is dominating new construction for residential and commercial properties.

When consumers compare the plastic wood grain window to an aluminium window, the consumer will note the difference in the profiled transom and the finish on a similar aluminium window. These differences are even more noticeable when comparing vinyl doors and aluminium doors.

Aluminium windows are available in all the traditional casements. Consumers can choose double-hung, slider or something more elaborate.