Newlite already offer a comprehensive choice of aluminium windows, doors, bifolding doors and conservatories.
For many years already we embraced all the advantages that aluminium windows have to offer. Whilst of course, PVCu windows are excellent, if you thought aluminium windows were only used for commercial buildings, here we explain some of the benefits of powder coated aluminium windows.
What is a powder coated aluminium window?
Aluminium windows and doors today are manufactured from thermally broken aluminium extrusions. These utilise a polyamide (a form of nylon/plastic) thermal break that enables the aluminium profile to be insulated and do away with what is known as cold bridging.
The use of thermally broken aluminium is standard today in any quality window and door for residential use.
In order for any aluminum window to be coloured it needs to be painted. This process is known as polyester powder coating.
In simple terms, aluminium bars have an electrical charge applied which enables the polyester powder in the chosen colour to bond to the profiles. Then they are oven baked to ensure the polyester powder further adheres to the aluminium and provides a long lasting and durable coating.
What colours are available with aluminium windows?
There are hundreds of colours available with powder coated aluminium windows and doors. You can choose from over 200 colours and this colour choice is made even greater with further options available by having satin, matt or gloss finishes.
But it doesn’t stop there. Powder coating technology now offers different colours inside and out, metallic colours, silver colours and much more.
Even more choice comes from latest technology powder coated windows that when touched feel like granite or sandstone. There really is a massive amount of colour choice when it comes to aluminium today.
You can even have aluminium windows that look like wood.
Colouring technology now means that you can have powder coated aluminium windows that look and feel like real wood.
With a choice of rosewood, mahogany, walnut and other wood shades, if your property suits wood windows but you want all the advantages of low maintenance, slim and strong aluminium, this is now possible.
PVCu windows are typically foiled to achieve a woodgrain finish. aluminium windows are still powder coated with the required wood coloured base coat. Then they are wrapped in a special bag with the wood dye, the air removed and then these are placed in a special oven.
The heat enables the wood effect to transfer to the aluminium profiles in the same way as dye transfer technology is applied to textiles and other materials.
The effect is an authentic looking wood effect window. But the further advantage is that unlike a foil which cannot coat every nook and hidden surface of a window, this painting process can. So even when you open the window and look at the inside hidden faces, these too look like real wood.
The advantages of polyester powder coated aluminium windows.
Whilst PVCu windows today have excellent quality and also come in a choice of colours, aluminium windows by nature of how they are coated look different. They will have a different sheen and feel compared to PVCu.
Many of our work is carried out in coastal properties and homes close to the sea. Powder coated aluminium windows are ideal if your property is an exposed location as special guarantees are available for these homes meaning your windows have even thicker paint applied and other specialist processes to make them last even longer.
Typical guarantees on powder coated windows are 20 years but special guarantees of 30 or even 40 years in some instances are possible.
This is also useful for homes in city centre environments, windows or doors near swimming pools and chlorine and other environments.
So if you are looking for white windows, grey windows or anything in between we offer a complete choice. Contact us to find out more about our range of aluminium powder coated windows and doors for your home.