Interested in warm, rich timber framing without all the upkeep?
Timber-look aluminium really is the best of both worlds.
A lightweight, high-strength material, aluminium is ideal for framing windows and doors. Modern timber-look aluminium bears the likeness of timber through photo imaging to capture the texture and grain of natural wood, ensuring a realistic effect.
Genuine timber framing, while beautiful, requires all the maintenance needed to preserve natural wood, such as sanding, painting and resealing, which can be a painstaking hassle.
If you’re looking into framing solutions for your home or business, consider timber-look aluminium for a stunning timber effect that’s durable, sustainable and low maintenance.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of timber-look aluminium.
Timber-look aluminium framing is incredibly durable. It’s highly resistant to rust and corrosion caused by pollutants (and salty coastal air!). This gives it a much longer lifespan. In comparison, timber tends to crack, warp and rot over time due to environmental conditions. It’s also vulnerable to pests, like termites.
Timber-look aluminium framing possesses a thicker coating than standard powder coating making it more difficult to scratch than timber. However, if your timber-look aluminium does get scratched, it can often be polished out or touched up with colour-matched paint for those a little deeper.
Not only durable and long-lasting, timber-look aluminium also requires only minimal maintenance. Unlike traditional wood, aluminium framing won’t ever need sanding, painting or resealing to preserve its condition.
Timber-look aluminium frames will only need to be lightly cleaned about every six months or so, depending on how quickly dirt and grime builds up. It may require more frequent cleaning in coastal or industrial areas which have higher levels of airborne pollutants.
Clean your timber-look aluminium framing by using a wet sponge to remove loose dust and debris. Then take a cloth soaked with water and a mild detergent to scrub the more stubborn deposits, before rinsing off with water.
Cleaning will get rid of the dirt, grime and salt which naturally accumulates over time, extending the life of the powder coating and keeping your windows and doors looking their best.
In addition to being a durable and low-maintenance building material, aluminium is also one of the most sustainable. It’s highly recyclable. Aluminium loses none of its physical properties during the recycling process, so it can be dismantled, repurposed and used again indefinitely. Recycled aluminium can be remelted and reformed using just 5% of the energy needed to create primary aluminium. This is why it’s one of the most recycled building materials.
By opting for timber-look aluminium framing, you’ll achieve the desired look without contributing to logging and deforestation. The commercial timber industry is responsible for the mass destruction of wildlife habitation and the loss of biodiversity, even when operations are legal and above board.
Furthermore, aluminium is a more energy-efficient material. It’s lightweight and easy to handle, which equates to lower energy usage during production and transportation.
By choosing timber-look aluminium framing for your doors and windows, you’ll have the look of traditional wood, without the hassle of maintaining it. Aluminium is a durable framing solution for all environmental conditions and can be efficiently recycled at the end of its lifespan. With light cleaning every so often, it will stay looking sharp for years to come. Enjoy the beauty of wood, with the benefits of aluminium!
At Action Glass, aluminium framing is our specialty. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality products which we can design to suit any type of window or door. If you’re after timber-look aluminium framing, check out our projects page to view some of our installations.
Contact us today to get a free remote quote or stop by our Malaga showroom to view our range of timber-look aluminium frames.