Aluminium windows have become a staple for commercial and residential buildings – and for good reason! While they can be considered an investment, aluminium windows are one of the most reliable and durable products that you can include in your building. Their durability and timeless aesthetic enable them to stand the test of time, both functionally and cosmetically. This makes it no surprise that project managers and contractors, especially for commercial buildings, use aluminium windows for their projects.
Sydney is home to a multitude of aluminium suppliers, all with varying products, price ranges and standards of quality. So, how do you select aluminium windows for your project? What criteria should you follow? It’s usually difficult to answer these questions without knowing the specifications of a project, however, with over twenty years of experience, A-Tech Australia was able to create a comprehensive compilation of tips that are sure to guide you to the product and company that’s right for you.
Depending on your project and client, you may require aluminium windows with extremely particular specifications. Sometimes, you’re not sure what’s available to you on the aluminium window market or what is appropriate for your project. Our tips help you to narrow down your choices and make you aware of the questions you should be asking and what options you should be considering.
One of the first things you must decide when purchasing aluminium windows is what type is best for you and your project’s needs. Each type of aluminium window offers different benefits, however, they are all durable, low-maintenance and sleek. Here are the different options for aluminium windows at A-Tech Australia.
Awning windows are practical and functional for ventilation. They can easily be placed high on walls or grouped together for a beautiful appearance. We recommend this option for persons who place security and ventilation in their top priorities.
Louvre windows are sleek and modern and can completely refresh a room. They provide excellent ventilation and are best placed in small rooms such as the bathroom or laundry room.
Stylish and functional, sliding windows provide a gorgeous and unobstructed view with clear glass window screens. Utilise this option if light, ventilation and views are a must-have for your home or building.
In addition to type, design can drastically affect how your aluminium windows appear on your building or home. Before you decide on a window or product, think about how you want it to look in addition to its functionality.
- Is your building traditional or modern?
- Do you need a pop of colour?
- Do you require an unobstructed view or would you rather more privacy?
Practicality also determines your design. Are you able to maintain white aluminium frames? They can appear old and dirty more quickly than dark colours, so bear that in mind. When making design decisions, also think about the maintenance and long-term effectiveness of your decision.
Choosing your aluminium window supplier
After you’ve decided what product is best for your project, you will now be tasked with finding a supplier. Sydney has no shortage of aluminium window and door suppliers, which can make your decision both difficult and easy–you are more likely to find the perfect supplier, however, this may take longer than you think. Ensure that you start this process way ahead of your project’s due date as your supplier can make or break the perfect execution of your project. Here are a few tips for selecting an aluminium window supplier for your project.
One of the most important aspects to remember when finally looking for a supplier is to ensure that they have the product that you want in stock. If you have made your design decisions already, then, also ensure that your colour and model are available at your chosen supplier. A-Tech Australia will always try to accommodate your requests, even if it means ordering a specific colour for your company or home.
Reputation is important when it comes to the completion and success of your project. Often, both are dependent on the relationship you have with your suppliers and how effective they are at completing their jobs. Research company reviews and talk to their previous clients in order to gauge the reliability of your supplier. A-Tech Australia prides itself on maintaining strong relationships with their clients.
If you are managing a large-scale project and you are searching for a supplier, then you should ensure that the supplier you select can handle your project. View previous projects or ask them directly about their experience with projects like yours. This way, you can avoid a company that cannot handle the volume of aluminium windows you require or your large scale project.
For more information or design inspiration surrounding aluminium windows or any of our other products, have a chat with our team today. Call 1300 775 525 for guidance regarding our products and any other questions that you may have. Our employees will be more than happy to offer advice and tips on selecting the product that’s right for you and your home or business.