Aluminium windows installed by Albany provide exceptional levels of thermal and acoustic insulation, aesthetics, and security, making them well suited to the demands of both traditional and modern style properties a like.
We install aluminium windows from two different suppliers, Smart Systems and Origin. Today, we’re talking about the difference between our Smart and Origin aluminium windows so that you can decide on which will suit your needs better.
Aluminium windows: style & design
Here at Albany, we can install both Smart and Origin aluminium windows in almost any style you can think of. From traditional style windows like casement, sash, bay, and French, to something more customised and bespoke; we can bring your vision to life.
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Aluminium windows: energy efficiency
Aluminium windows once had a reputation for being cold and draughty but major advances in technology mean that they are just as energy-efficient as other types of windows. Aluminium windows comfortably achieve a U Value of 1.6 W/m²K with standard double glazing.
Today, aluminium frames are thermally broken. A Thermally Broken Frame is one that features a reinforced polyamide strip (a non-metallic and non-conductive material) fixed between the inside and outside aluminium profiles, creating an insulated barrier within the window frame.
Whilst both Smart and Origin aluminium windows offer incredibly low U-values, Origin windows offer you a further energy efficiency upgrade. The Origin OW-80 window collection can be elevated further with thermally superior Aerogel; achieving U-values as low as 0.9 W/m²K.
Aluminium windows: security
As standard, both Smart and Origin aluminium windows offer:
- Internally beaded frames for additional security
- High quality hinges and locks
- Market leading Yale locks
- Multipoint locking system for extra protection and peace of mind
Origin windows do go a step further with their security offering. The entire Origin window range has been certified to the PAS 24 standard, with the OW-80 range utilising Yale’s ultra-secure Encloser system and the OW-70 range fitted with high-security Nemesis multipoint locking.
So, Smart or Origin aluminium windows?
Any aluminium window you invest in from Albany, be it Smart or Origin, will promise to offer your home excellent levels of security, energy efficiency, aesthetics, and durability. Our Smart range is a high-quality affordable option for homeowners who perhaps have a stricter budget. The Origin range is more premium, and this is reflected somewhat in the price points. With this more premium option comes a plethora of attractive benefits and upgrades that are not to be quickly dismissed if your budget allows.