Aluminium Windows and Doors: Mix or Match?
If you’re looking to replace your windows and doors with aluminium ones, you may want to decide whether you want to mix or match your aluminium windows and doors on colour and style.
Aluminium is an increasingly popular choice with homeowners looking to bring modern, versatile glazing to their homes, because aluminium comes with a raft of benefits.
Aluminium itself is a really robust material so its natural strength provides added security to your home, and it also makes it resistant to corrosion which stops it from warping, twisting and expanding.
This strength means that aluminium windows and doors can have super slim frames. The strength of the material allows it to hold more glass, lending more freedom to design. Surprisingly, as it is such a strong material, it is also lightweight so if you’re opening an aluminium bifold or sliding door, it’s really easy.
Also, thanks to the latest developments in technology, aluminium windows and doors are manufactured with a thermal break. A piece of insulated material is slotted in between the inner and outer layer of aluminium, to trap the heat trying to escape from the home and keeping it inside, making your home nice and cosy.
Aluminium windows and doors are also really easy to maintain. They don’t ever need repainting, so now you can spend those days in the Summer doing what you should be, relaxing.
One of the main things that attract homeowners to aluminium windows and doors is the wide range of choice there is on colours and finishes. Aluminium can be sprayed with any RAL colour so there is a huge number of colour options to choose from. In fact, there are 213 classic RAL colours and almost 500 RAL effect colours.
Aluminium Windows and Doors: Match?
When it comes to deciding whether you want to mix or match the colours on your aluminium windows and doors you may want to take a few things into mind. Take a look at the style of your property and decide whether you want your glazing to contrast with the brickwork.
If your home has light brick work, darker colours like greys and browns contrast beautifully and make your glazing really stand out. If the bricks on your home have more of a red colour, you may want to opt for lighter coloured glazing, like creams and whites.
With aluminium, matching the colours across all your windows and doors can look really great. And why stop there. If you match the same colour to your roofline, garage and patio doors, you create a sweeping design across your entire property which gives your home great kerb appeal. Check out our blog to see the benefits of adding aluminium bifold doors to your home.
Aluminium Windows and Doors: Mix?
At the moment, greys are the most popular colour range for homeowners. When aluminium was more commonly used for commercial projects than domestic ones, grey was always popular with building developers and this seems to have crossed over to homeowners too.
Grey colours bring a touch of elegance to any home and really bring out the glazing, giving properties a lot more personality.
If you want to go for grey on your aluminium windows and doors, and you don’t want to match your colours, you may want to think about contrasting your windows and doors with different greys.
Slate grey is one of the most popular greys and it’s quite a dark grey. Going for light grey windows with a slate grey door not only means you have the elegant and modern look grey brings across your property, but you also have a contrast between the two different shades.
More reasons to choose Aluminium
For more reasons to choose aluminium, read our bifold doors and windows blogs. If you’d like any help or advice on your home improvement project, call Trade Windows on 01332 755551.