Aluminum Window Basics
Aluminum windows are typically found in older homes that are desperately in need of new replacements. These are plenty strong, but lack any sort of energy efficiency that most homeowners require (and frankly deserve). Today's aluminum windows are thermally broken, meaning that there is a plastic or non metallic piece separating the aluminum, which results in a more energy efficienct window. However, thermally broken aluminum windows are still less energy efficient than all other frame materials. Aluminum windows are extremely strong and durable - they are a great option for very hot climates, but there are better options out there for the everyday home (in a normal, cool or cold climate).