Aluminium vs Wooden Windows

Windows and doors are a part of everyday life but many people do not consider what they are made of, unless we are considering replacing windows for the property, or even selecting the windows or doors for a new project.
In most places, people ponder over the thought that they should use aluminum, wood, or uPVC materials for the windows or doors of their home. Through this article, we will explore the Pros and Cons of each material.

Wooden Windows & Doors

Now, there is no partiality but wood windows do make the appearance of houses very grand. There are many pros to it apart from this, let us have a look.

Pros of Wood Windows

  • Aesthetics: Obviously, our first point has to be aesthetics. The wooden frames have been the most popular choice for many years; especially, for those who invest in the outward appearance of their property. But even some plastic windows are being finished with a wooden look to make it aesthetically pleasing.
  • Flexibility: The appearance of the wood is flexible; that is, with timber we can change the color or finish of the window frame or door. If you find yourself changing colors, this would be a big win for timber.
  • Longevity: You will agree with us if maintained properly wooden windows last for many years.
  • Strength: There is no explanation required here, we all know that wood is a very strong material.

Cons of Wood Windows

  • Cost: Many of us will want the work to be pocket-friendly, but wood is the most expensive option.
  • Maintenance: Although wood is a long-lasting material, it is possible if and only if it is properly maintained. Wood is not weatherproof, that is, timber frames and doors will need constant care to ensure they do not warp with water or sun exposure. Plus, the aesthetics will be all gone if not maintained properly.
  • Fire hazard: When creating a bonfire we know what material is used; this will be the same material that is used in the window and door frames. So, being careful here will be the best suggestion.
  • Termites: If not maintained properly, you may be inviting termites in your house via the windows or doors, which are kind of hard to get rid of.
windows made up of wood

Aluminum Windows & Doors

Many modern homes and properties seem to use aluminum as an alternative to wood because it requires low maintenance. Let us explore the pros and cons of aluminum.

Pros of Aluminium Windows

  • Strength: The prime advantage of aluminum as a material is its strength. So, even slimmer frames last long. This makes it the top material even when it comes to security.
  • Low Maintenance: Aluminium is a very low maintenance material. Once its installation is done, it requires nothing to maintain its appearance and durability. There is no need to re-apply a finish to maintain its color or to prevent rust formation.
  • Recyclable: If you are looking to improve the area, then choosing a recyclable material like aluminum is a better option.

Cons of Aluminium Windows

  • Poor energy efficiency: Aluminium is a very good conductor of heat, that is, its temperature changes with change in its surroundings.
  • Condensation: As aluminum is a good conductor of heat, this makes it susceptible to the formation of condensation.
  • Aesthetics: Aesthetically, the aluminum windows are not much versatile in their appearance and when compared to wood or uPVC windows.

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uPVC Windows & Doors

uPVC is the most preferred material nowadays, let us have a look at the pros and understand why.

Pros of uPVC Windows

  • Aesthetics: uPVC is available in a wide range of colors and finishes so, we can make the right choice for the home or property. Do you need a clean traditional white? Or a timber look finish? Or even a dark grey? All this is possible just by the use of one material – uPVC.
  • Energy-efficient: uPVC is extremely energy efficient due to its characteristic: it is a low conductor of heat.
  • Environmentally friendly: uPVC is a recyclable material so it is eco-friendly.
  • Low maintenance: Once installed, uPVC requires no maintenance. Just a quick wipe down now and then with a lightly damp cloth will keep it clean for a long time. It is weather-resistant; no treatments are needed against the effects of the rain or sun.
  • Fire-resistant: uPVC is a fire-resistant material; if there is a hazard, this material will not add to the problem.
  • Cost: Despite its longevity, versatility, energy-saving capabilities, uPVC is one of the cheapest building materials available in the market.

Cons of uPVC Windows

  • Cheap: As much as this is being considered as a benefit, depending on some opinions, uPVC can be viewed as cheapening the appearance of windows or doors occasionally depending on the building that they are installed on.
  • Plastic: Although uPVC is a recyclable material, it is a form of plastic. Hence when it is created or destroyed, it releases dangerous fumes. At times, uPVC does not look very aesthetically pleasing.
  • Softer: uPVC is a softer material than aluminum and wood, sometimes this can be considered as a negative point.


We hope that this list of pros and cons has helped you to decide on the material that you would like to select for your windows and doors. But if you are still on the fence and would like to know more then, contact us (Deltra Global), or contact our team who will answer any question related to these materials and understand the needs of your project. We can also provide you with a quote for the overall cost of your project that will be pocket-friendly and make your project stand out as efficient and different from the regular ones. You can visit our showrooms in Hyderabad or Bangalore or explore our website.