Aluminum windows are a fairly popular choice of replacement windows and doors for homes in the Scottsdale and Metro Phoenix area. They are a lightweight product that is very strong, with either an anodized finish, or baked-on color that lasts for decades.
Many people like the slim frame and zero maintenance of aluminum, which provides maximum glass for viewing. It’s especially common in homes with modern, clean design aesthetic, and commercial buildings. The slender depth of an aluminum window can be a good choice for homes with narrow window openings, or where deep sills are wanted. It’s also a common material used in ceiling-height sliding glass doors, where weight can become an issue due to the sheer size of the panels, and a stronger material is needed for the frame.
DunRite offers two types of aluminum windows and doors: thermally broken and aluminum-clad wood. They typically cost more than vinyl windows, or composite windows like the Andersen® 100 Series Fibrex® window, but are less energy efficient. It’s important to discuss your budget, style and color preferences at the in-home appointment, so you have the information needed to make an educated decision.
Thermally broken aluminum windows minimize heat transfer from the window’s exterior to the inside of the home by including a gap that separates the internal and external components of the window; however, even these are less energy efficient than most other material choices. With Phoenix summers lasting for months at 100+ degree temperatures, aluminum windows in general may not be the best choice for Arizona homeowners looking to lower their utility bills.
Aluminum-clad wood windows offer the attractive look of wood windows inside the home, and aluminum on the exterior. Thanks to wood’s lack of conductivity, they’re an energy-efficient high-end window choice that can be a lovely design enhancement to a home with far less maintenance than an all-wood window. Lasting two or three decades in Arizona, we’d be happy to discuss the pros and cons of all aluminum window types, and which might be well suited to your budget.
Before you decide, it’s important to discuss all of your options, so you can make an educated decision based on your budget and style preferences.
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The installers were efficient and cleaned everything up nicely. Our salesman, Sal, was awesome. He was very accommodating. He answered some questions for me about other windows and doors in my house. He offered my advice on some screen installation. He actually recommended a different type of company to complete the work I wanted done. (just like the movie Miracle on 34th Street). We were not happy with one of the choices we made with the door installation. We thought we would like our choice of framework but did not like the selection once it was up. Even though it was DunRite’s fault, they exchanged the section we were not happy with and did not charge us extra money for their time or the new materials.
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“We had all of the windows in our house replaced. DunRite delivered what they promised. They were on time, very good to deal with and the installation was very professional. I’d highly recommend them for any similar work.”
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