What Are the Benefits of Aluminum Storefronts?
Aluminum door fronts and windows allow you to combine both performance and aesthetics. At Alder Glass & Aluminum Ltd., we offer you a wide variety of services to make sure that your storefront is durable, functional and looks great in Winnipeg. Aluminum is also only one-third the weight of steel, making it very lightweight. The benefits of aluminum are plentiful, making it a favourite choice for many property owners, especially for industrial and commercial buildings. In short, you can’t go wrong with commercial aluminum doors and windows in Winnipeg.
Sturdy and Durable
Aluminum doors and windows are very durable, as the material is resistant to corrosion and does not rust. Whether you live along the river or the suburbs, the weather-proof nature of aluminum is a high return on your investment. If you live in a high-wind area, aluminum, by virtue of being a structurally strong material, is recommended over other materials. Unlike most other metals, aluminum does not become weak when the temperature drops, making it a great choice for exterior doors in the Winnipeg area.
Cost-efficient and Economical
Aluminum storefronts, doors and windows tend to be fairly inexpensive options. This is due largely to the wide availability of the material and the ease of recycling aluminum. Also, more than the upfront cost, the maintenance costs for aluminum storefronts and doors are relatively low compared to products like timber.
Easy to Maintain
Aluminum storefronts, doors and windows do not rust or discolour and can be kept in great condition with very little effort. Just wipe with a damp cloth when needed and do a regular check to ensure the track/opening is kept free from grit and small stones. This ensures the doors and windows will continue to operate smoothly. Steel and wood windows and doors require ongoing painting and maintenance, leaving anodized aluminum as often being the best choice.
Safe and Stable
Everyone wants to feel safe in the comfort of their commercial space, and aluminum doors allow you to do just that. They are tough, sturdy and are usually manufactured with locks, which helps protect against forced entry. Another essential aspect to consider when looking at doors and windows is their resistance to flame damage in the event of a fire. Alder Glass offers fire rated doors and windows where required.
Being recyclable, aluminum is far more environmentally friendly than uPVC. Not only does aluminum have a low carbon footprint, but if you ever need to replace your aluminum frames, the old ones can be recycled into other new objects. Recycled aluminum uses just 5% of the total energy used to produce it from raw materials. This helps dramatically reduce its environmental impact. Moreover, the right glass options with your aluminum doors and windows can help you cut down your electricity bill. With insulating double glazing, it limits both heat loss and entry of cold draughts into your commercial space. Another environmentally friendly option is to just change the glass sealed units only, with options to improve energy efficiency if applicable.
High Thermal Efficiency
Various aluminum doors feature a polyamide thermal break that separates the aluminum frame into the interior and exterior pieces. The break acts as a thermal barrier, reducing the flow of thermal energy through the aluminum. Aluminum doors deliver acoustic insulation when you need it most when used with the right glass, keeping out loud exterior noises so that you can enjoy your peace.
Choosing the right material for your commercial space is crucial, considering the difference it can make not just in the cost associated with it, but also the look and feel of your business. At Alder Glass & Aluminum Ltd., we have a team of qualified service technicians and installers who will clarify all your doubts and assist you in making the right choice for your space.