Why should I chose Aluminium?
There are more than enough choices in materials to use for windows and doors. But why does aluminium excel? First of all, aluminium is a metal with excellent mechanical properties, which revolutionised many technological sectors.
Although much lighter than other metals, it has very high mechanical strength levels and that is why it is so broadly used in aeronautics, a very demanding field. Also, it is very resistant to many forms of corrosion and has almost zero maintenance cost.
Aluminium door and window frames offer very high levels of security due to their durable and solid construction, deterring possible intruders. As they are very robust, they work effectively with a large number of mechanisms & accessories, further bolstering your security.
Our door and window frames are certified for their anti-burglar protection, in accordance to the international standard "RC - Resistance Classification".
It is often said that aluminium frames are lacking when it comes to heat or sound insulation, which is a total myth!
Progresses in technology and continuous research have led to the creation of aluminium frames with very high insulation. Aluminium frames enhanced with special insulation polyamides can offer high levels of thermal insulation suitable for passive buildings with zero or almost zero energy consumption. In combination with high thermal insulation windowpanes, a thermally insulated aluminium window will shield your home from undesired temperatures from the external environment, both in winter and summer time. Furthermore, thanks to the use of advanced gaskets for tightness, even cold northern winds are dealt with effectively, with no danger of your windows letting winter in.
Lastly, aluminium’s high reflectivity (albedo) fends off solar radiation and decreases the heat absorbed by the frames during periods of intense sunshine, contributing to the preservation of the temperature on the home interior during the summer. In fact, this is also the reason why aluminium blinds are broadly used for façade shading.
Sound insulation is also one of the main characteristics that should be taken into account when choosing door and window frames, especially for homes located in urban environments with high noise pollution. To that end, there are checks and certifications regarding sound insulation levels provided by windows and doors.
The high quality elastic sealant materials used by PONZIO internally and on the perimeters of our systems, as well as the hermetic sealing of all its windows and doors when locked with no gaps left for sound to pass through, offer very high levels of sound insulation.
Of course, similarly to thermal insulation, the most important factor in increasing sound insulation are the glass panels that will be installed into the windows or doors. For example, triple glazed windows offer incomparably higher sound insulation in relation to windows with a simple glass panel.