Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Aluminium Windows and Doors
Aluminium is a light weight, high strength material, making it ideal for a wide range of construction applications, from curtain walling in skyscrapers to windows and doors in your home. Aluminium is cost-effective as well as being highly sustainable and environmentally friendly.
It’s the third most abundant material on earth after oxygen and silicon, making up 8 per cent of the earths’ crust. Current reserves are estimated to last for at least 400 years. Factoring in recycling, it’s a resource that is practically inexhaustible.
While a resource intensive process is required to extract aluminium from its ore (bauxite), once it’s in a form we can use it can be nearly endlessly recycled. Once an aluminium product has reached the end of its useful life, the material can be melted down, hammered into shape and then reformed very easily. An aluminium can that is thrown out can be back on the shelf as a new product in six weeks.
Recycling aluminium saves a huge 95 per cent on greenhouse gas emissions compared to producing the raw product. Recycling one tonne of aluminium can help to save 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is the equivalent of an average passenger car driving 4500 kilometres. This infinite recyclability means around 75 per cent of the almost one billion tonnes of aluminium ever produced is still in productive use today, some having been through countless loops in its lifecycle.
The quality of your doors and windows has a significant effect on how energy efficient your home is. Aluminium offers excellent thermal and sound insulation, especially when paired with double glazed windows. Its efficiency is higher compared to timber and PVC, reducing heat loss/gain through windows by around 60 per cent. This means your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home.
Reduce Your Footprint With Durable, Long Lasting Materials
The powder-coating finish you find on most quality aluminium windows and doors is designed to withstand the harshest environmental factors. Unlike wooden windows that must be painted on a regular basis, you will not have to worry about the powder coating on your aluminium windows coming off. Aluminium windows and doors are virtually maintenance free due to its corrosion resistant properties. Unlike other materials, aluminium won’t swell, crack, split or warp over time and ensures an extended product life.
Quality Aluminium Windows and Doors in Sydney
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint with quality aluminium windows and doors in your Sydney home, the team at B&W Windows can help. We specialise in manufacturing and installing the highest quality aluminium windows and doors, which are made to measure to ensure a perfect fit.
Call us today for a quote on (02) 9540 2500 or contact us online.