Aluminium-clad wood windows and doors: The ultimate luxury for your home
July 27, 2018
Wood is one of the most beloved materials, used for everything from building structures, housing, interior décor, furniture, household goods, and more. For Canadians, in particular, wood can be associated with our vast land and our connection with nature. It adds depth and texture to any room and brings the outdoors inside.
While wood is strong and aesthetically beautiful, it does have some drawbacks when used as the sole material for windows and doors. Solid wood doors and window frames are vulnerable to the elements and will weather over time unless a strict maintenance schedule is adhered to. Wood also tends to warp from drastic temperature changes, causing doors and windows to be misaligned, letting in drafts and insects, and decreasing energy efficiency.
The good news is that you don’t have to forgo having beautiful wood windows and doors in your home! Luxury aluminum-clad wood windows enable you to enjoy all of the benefits of natural wood, with the protection offered by high-performance modern materials.
Designed to last for generations
Aluminium-clad wood windows consist of a wooden window sash with a frame that is covered on the outside with durable aluminium. They are securely fitted together so the wood is able to expand and with the changing temperatures, creating a strong and reliable window that will withstand the test of time.
The aluminum exterior is extremely strong and robust; protecting the wood from harsh environmental conditions, while preventing air transfer to and from the outside. The exterior is also easy to clean and maintain over time, so you don’t need to think about painting or treating them regularly as with some traditional wooden windows. It’s simply a case of a wiping them clean when required.
In terms of design, aluminum-clad wood windows offer so much versatility, as the wood can be painted or stained to match your home décor and the exterior of your home. Architects and designers are fond of these products for this reason as they can be tailored to your home, and the aluminum can even have different finishes to blend in with the style and exterior of your home.
The ideal option for adding beauty and luxury to your home
Aluminium-clad wood windows are generally more expensive than UPVC options. However, this cost can be justified given that they have more longevity than standard vinyl and offer versatility and diversity that you won’t get from a modern UPVC window. As an investment, there really is no comparison. Aluminum-clad wood windows are the ideal option for traditionally built houses or luxury homes.
The beauty of natural wood without the extensive maintenance
Aluminium-clad wood windows and doors will stand out as a striking and unique design feature and will enhance your home both internally and externally. With this style of windows and doors, you can enjoy the benefits and beauty offered by natural wood, without the extensive upkeep and maintenance required to protect it from the elements. The weather-resistant aluminum will keep your home energy efficient, warm, well maintained, and looking great throughout all seasons and weather conditions.
If you’re interested in learning more about aluminum-clad wood products, contact Catana today! We carry top-rated Unilux windows and doors and our friendly team is ready and waiting to answer any questions you might have.