Aluminium vs uPVC Windows

Which is better?

A window upgrade can be a crucial decision to make and you always want to make sure you’re making the right choice and getting the most for your money. But how often do you find yourself feeling confused about choosing between the ever-so-popular Aluminium and uPVC windows? 

Now, don’t you worry, because we completely understand your concern, and we’re here to guide you through making the right pick. After having fitted both these types of windows for years, we have tried answering the ongoing debate, and to further make this process easier for you, we have broken down the key advantages for both these types of windows so that you can choose the right kind of window for your home depending on your budget, preferences and requirements. 

First, let’s try and understand what Aluminium windows are:

As the name suggests, these windows are manufactured using a robust aluminium framework. Like any other conventional wood-made window, these windows feature a typical glass pane and are known to provide a performance that’s second to none. What makes aluminium windows stand out is their durability and toughness to withstand harsh weather conditions, and they can survive for months without rusting. One key benefit is that they can be efficiently designed in a wide range of configurations to suit your project. 

Some of the many benefits of aluminium windows are:

  • Durability, slimline profiles and double glazing 
  • Aesthetically appealing 
  • Energy-efficiency and eco-friendliness
  • Secured by Design options available 
  • Low U-values of under 1.0 W/m2K
  • Full weatherproofing on all systems

Now, let’s dive deeper into the properties of uPVC Windows.

Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, or uPVC, is a long-lasting, cost-effective and low-maintenance building material that provides a sturdy foundation for double-glazed windows. Unlike other natural materials that require yearly sanding and repainting, uPVC windows can last for decades without any sign of weathering. Whether you need a bow or bay or a small, fixed profile, these casement windows are highly customisable and can be smartly tailored to your home’s specifications. 

We use Deceuninck as our dedicated supplier for uPVC casement windows, which as a result guarantees the windows that we provide to be of excellent quality.

The typical advantages of uPVC windows are:

  • A+ Energy Ratings available
  • Privacy and security 
  • Variety of style and colour options 
  • Fully recyclable profile
  • Upgradable to double and triple glazing 
  • PAS 24-compliant security
  • Perimeter seals for weatherproofing 

What’s best for you?

Practically, Aluminium and uPVC both have similar benefits – especially in terms of thermal efficiency, maintenance and security. The three main factors you could consider before making a decision are your:

  1. Property style and age
  2. Budget 
  3. Personal requirements

Before settling on a material, it would be advantageous to speak to one of our team experts who specialises in guiding clients like you to make the perfect window choice for your home. With Bergson & Eaton, you can rest assured of the highest quality standards and a service you can rely on.

To get a quick quote on your new Aluminium or uPVC windows, use our online quoting engine and get a tailored price based on your project specifications.

Whether you’re looking to talk to one of our customer advisors or know more about our range of products, call us on 01296 415 251, or simply fill in our contact form to arrange a call back from us!

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