8 Factors to Consider about Aluminium Conservatories

May 23rd, 2017

Aluminium is a metal that is increasingly being used for conservatory structures. It used to be unpopular, as older designs had poor energy efficiency rates. However now most aluminium conservatories have good insulating qualities, and their reputation is on the up.

But is an aluminium conservatory right for you? We’ve come up with a list of advantages and disadvantages to help you decide.

Advantages

Hard-wearing

Aluminium is long-lasting. If an aluminium conservatory is installed correctly it can simply last longer than an uPVC or wooden conservatory.

Sturdy

Aluminium is durable. It won’t get damaged by water, sun or extreme temperatures. This contrasts with real wood, which can rot or warp.

Easy to care for

Aluminium is easy to care for. You don’t need to treat it with anything, and can clean it easily with a moist cloth.

Flexible

Aluminium is flexible. Frame manufacturers can flex it to make circular or odd-shaped windows.

Strong and lightweight

Aluminium is strong and lightweight. This means that your conservatory can be whatever height you like. In addition, it means that its frames can be very slim. This will maximise your view outside.
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Another advantage is security. The strength of aluminium means that aluminium conservatories are very difficult to break into.

Recyclable

Aluminium is 100% recyclable. You can either reuse conservatory framing, or send it away to be melted down to make something new.

Downsides

Pricey

Aluminium is expensive. An aluminium conservatory will cost you a lot more than an uPVC or wooden one.

Can be inefficient

Poor quality aluminium frames can be inefficient. Aluminium conducts heat, so poorly-made structures will let the heat out of your home.

So aluminium conservatories have several pros and cons. If you think an aluminium conservatory is right for you, fill out our online form. We’ll put you in touch with up to 4 tradespeople in your local area. If you’re undecided, take a look at our information on uPVC and wooden conservatories.