Aluminium is a metal that is being used for conservatory structures increasingly more often. It used to be unpopular, as old designs had poor energy efficiency rates. But most aluminium conservatories have good insulating characteristics now, and their recognition is on the up.
But is an aluminium conservatory best for you? We’ve come up with a list of pros and cons to help you choose.
Benefits of aluminium conservatories
Aluminium is long-lasting. If an aluminium conservatory is installed properly it can last longer than an uPVC or wooden conservatory easily.
Aluminium is durable. It won’t get harmed by water, sunlight or extreme temperatures. This contrasts with solid wood, which can rot or warp.
Easy to take care of
Aluminium is simple to upkeep. You don’t need to treat it with anything, and can clean it with a damp towel easily.
Aluminium is flexible. Framework manufacturers can bend it to make odd-shaped or round windows.
Aluminium is light-weight and strong. This means that your conservatory can be whatever height you like. It means that its frames can be quite thin also. This will maximise your view outdoors.
Another advantage is security. The effectiveness of aluminium means that aluminium conservatories are extremely difficult to break right into.
Aluminium is 100% recyclable. You are able to either reuse conservatory framing, or send it away to be melted down to make something new.
Aluminium is expensive. An aluminium conservatory will cost you much more than an uPVC or wooden one.
Can be inefficient
Low quality aluminium frames can be inefficient. Aluminium conducts heat, so poorly-made frames will allow heat out of your home.
So aluminium conservatories have several benefits and negatives. If you believe an aluminium conservatory is right for you, complete our online form. We’ll put you in contact with up to 4 tradespeople in your area.