Choice of frame
By changing the windows of the home, we can not only take advantage of reducing energy consumption with better insulation. Depending on the type of window we choose, we can also improve the brightness and safety of our home.
The first decision to make when we are going to change the windows of the house is the type of frame that we will put. At Gilmar we recommend 3 main materials for window frames due to their characteristics:
Aluminum window frames are the most economical, and perhaps the most resistant material to changes in temperature and the passage of time since they do not usually spoil. They stay as good as new even in direct sunlight or wear and tear. For this reason, thinking about aluminum can be the best future investment for your windows.
Aluminum is also a good insulator to keep the heat inside the home, and even to keep the house cooler during the summer with the use of air conditioning.
If you want to include large windows, aluminum is the perfect material to include bars from side to side, and vertically, to improve the insulation and resistance of the glass. In this way, even the heaviest crystals are better supported.
PVC is also an excellent insulating material. It is easy to maintain, although it is somewhat more fragile than other materials.
The great advantage is its low price, and that it can be adapted to practically any design and color that is desired for the home window frame. In the event of breakage or deterioration, being able to replace damaged parts is cheaper when it comes to PVC.
In coastal areas, PVC is the best option to withstand the high salinity of the environment. It better withstands strong wind and holds without altering for longer.
Wood is a highly recommended natural insulator for the home. It is the material with the highest price of the three that we propose, but it brings a very elegant and natural air to any home.
Including wooden windows in the home is a very attractive option, and if the type of wood is chosen well, it hardly needs maintenance, because they are very resistant to temperatures and inclement weather.
Wood is a material that already provides quality to the home in itself, helping to reduce energy consumption by maintaining much greater insulation in the window.
Choice of glass
In addition to choosing a good window frame, investing in quality glass also helps reduce heat loss in the home. Not all window glass is the same, nor does it insulate in the same way in relation to heat, outside noise, or the safety of the home.
If you are determined to make a good investment in your windows, bet on quality glass with reinforced thermal insulation. They are usually windows with double glazing that improves safety in the home and prevents heat losses.