Frequently asked questions about renovation aluminum windows and the differences between vinyl windows and aluminum windows.
Are Modern’s aluminum windows NAFS certified?
Modern’s aluminum casement windows (6000 Series) are NAFS certified. As NAFS ratings are specific to specific geographical regions, please give us a call in order to clarify the NAFS rating requirements for your location.
Aluminum versus vinyl windows? What’s best?
There are pros and cons to both once again. The benefits of a vinyl window include:
1. Cost effectiveness. Vinyl windows give you the best bang for your buck when it comes to the energy savings
you receive for the investment you make.
2. Great energy ratings: Vinyl (PVC) is not a conductor and therefore does not transfer temperature changes as aluminum or another alloy would.
Benefits of an aluminum window include:
1. More glass: The strength of aluminum allows for a thinner frame (extrusion), which increases the amount of glass within your window.
2. Thin Frame: The sleek and ultra thin frame is sought after by new home builders and those looking to build contemporary and West Coast style homes.
3. Commercial Look: Aluminum windows add a commercial look by using a square snap bead, aluminum and anodized finishes that complement both modern and post-modern building design.
4. Thermally Broken: Unlike old aluminum windows that utilized an aluminum frame, Modern’s aluminum windows use a thermal break which refers to an insulating barrier (typically vinyl) that runs between the internal and external frame preventing the transfer of cold.