Top Aluminum Window Brands
October 11, 2010
Top aluminum windows brands feature windows that are ecologically sound both in metal and glass composition. If you don't like the look of aluminum, vinyl cladding can emulate other materials, while preserving positive attributes such as strength and improved sight lines. The following brands deserve a fair chance when shopping for windows. For comparison purposes, a 48"x24" window is used:
- Milgard "thermally improved" aluminum windows address the classic problems of heat conduction. Special insulation between layers of aluminum reduces heat loss to a minimum. They cost more than other brands, but the quality is there. Prices not available online.
- These windows come with a lifetime guarantee, as well as double and triple-glazed panes. Energy efficiency of hermetically sealed glass compensates for aluminum conduction. Price: approx. $400.
- The company has won awards for its aluminum windows. The extruded frame materials and exceptional seals, along with special energy-saving glass keep the company among the top aluminum windows brands. Prices online are difficult to ascertain, but Jeld-Wen has a reputation for being pricey.
- An up-and-coming minority company, the brand features a wide variety of sizes with special PPG glass spacers to minimize conduction of heat and sound in aluminum installations. Products include tilting sashes and sills for efficient cleaning. Price: $370.
As always, final pricing depends on direct negotiations with your dealer.