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What Are The Major Benefits of Using Aluminum Windows?

Consumers in Vancouver are faced with more choice than ever before. People like to say that variety is the spice of life but the truth is, it can be overwhelming. And choosing your windows is no different. Do you go for aesthetics? Simple functionality? Why not both? Aluminum windows can help you strike a balance between beautiful design and pure functionality. Keep reading to learn more about all the benefits aluminum offers.

Why Aluminum?

There are many different materials on the market that are available to builders. Each material has their own unique properties, strengths and weaknesses and aluminum is no different. Aluminum is known for being an incredibly light-weight material, that’s both strong and durable. That’s what makes it such a popular choice for builders, homeowners and businesses throughout Vancouver.

Pros and Cons of Aluminum Windows

Because every building material has its own unique properties, there are pros and cons to working with each different type. Let’s take a closer look at some of the pros and cons of using aluminum for your windows:


Below are a few of the biggest benefits of using aluminum windows. They are:

  • A low-cost and economical choice
  • Available in many different design options to suit any style 
  • Completely recyclable for an eco-friendly choice
  • Durable enough to last a lifetime
  • Flexible enough to be fitted to any shape
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • Low-maintenance or nearly no maintenance
  • Strong enough to support large panes of glass


And here are a few of the drawbacks of using aluminum for your window frames. Aluminum is:

  • Cold in the winter due to high thermal conductivity
  • Not suitable for extreme cold or icy conditions
  • Susceptible to frost in sub-zero temperatures

Choosing Aluminum with RetroTeck Window Mfg Ltd in the Greater Vancouver Area 

Aluminum is an incredibly versatile material that can be bent and manipulated to fit any window frame. And it won’t swell or crack with changes in temperature, making it an incredibly long-lasting choice for your windows. Do your windows need an upgrade? Come to RetroTeck Window Mfg Ltd today.

We specialize in the fabrication, sales, installation and service of high quality aluminum and PVC doors and windows. We create custom window and door solutions for residential, commercial and industrial clients all across Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland. All our doors and windows are proudly made right here in Canada and are backed by our transferrable, lifetime warranty. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services or visit our showrooms in Victoria, Burnaby or Nanaimo.

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