uPVC vs timber vs aluminium: which is the best window material?

Sliding sash uPVC windows

The question everyone wants answered; what’s the best window material? The short answer is that it depends on you and your home. When manufactured and installed by a reliable company, modern windows will provide the necessary levels of efficiency and security. It all depends on what style and levels of efficiency you want as well as what your budget will allow.

Reliable uPVC

uPVC is the classic choice and has been the most popular window material for years. It’s low maintenance qualities are the main appeal for homeowners as well as it’s affordability. uPVC is durable and will be a lasting window for your home for many years. Excellent insulation and energy efficiency are guaranteed with A rated energy ratings. The white plastic look isn’t for everyone. That’s why you can personalise your windows with a range of colours as well as woodgrain effects. One of the main advantages of uPVC windows is that with the different options, they can fit into any home.

wooden windows and conservatory

Traditional timber

The window material used for centuries, this is the perfect choice for older and country homes. Many prefer the beauty of timber and the character it gives to a home. Only a small amount of maintenance is required to keep your windows lasting well beyond 50 years. Naturally insulating, timber windows give you elegance as well as efficient protection against the elements. With a variety of timber species offering different levels of efficiency, an A energy rating can easily be achieved.

Contemporary aluminium

New white one family house with aluminum windows

If you want to go for the most advanced window material, then aluminium windows are for you. This ultra-modern option offers a sleek appearance due to its slim frames. Aluminium is inherently strong so can hold heavier loads with less frames needed. This gives you improved views and a modern look that can add the wow factor to your home. Aluminium is also a flexible material which allows it to be shaped so bespoke windows are no problem. Customisation is easy as you can choose from any RAL colour; giving you over 1000 to choose from.

Whatever material you choose, choose Oakley Green

All our windows will help keep your bills low and your homes comfortable. They can all meet the security standards approved by police initiative Secured by Design for added peace of mind. When you choose windows from us, you’ll receive a 10-year guarantee. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. We will do every to ensure that your windows give great performance for you as long as possible. Contact us today to discuss which window material will work for you.