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How to Choose the Thickness of Aluminum Doors and Windows?

Release time:2022-07-26

Getting your doors and windows installed is very important for your home. There are so many options, and they all come with different specifications. If you are not careful, then you end up with poorly made doors which become a point of weakness. When choosing aluminum doors and windows, you need to ensure you get them in the right thickness. Here are some things you need to consider to ensure you choose the right thickness for your doors and windows.



Look at the airtightness


The one thing you need to consider when it comes to the doors and windows you pick is how airtight they are. Airtight doors are perfect if you plan on having heating or air conditioning in the house. The different thicknesses will ensure different levels of airtightness. As such, you must ensure that the door is as airtight as possible. Different tests will be carried out when it comes to figuring out the airtightness of a door.

Do not skip these tests since they will determine the quality of the door or window you get. All you need to do is figure out which thickness is the best for airtightness. That way, you do not waste too much electricity because all the heated or air-conditioned air keeps getting out.



Another thing you need to look at is how watertight it is. Suppose your window frames have big spaces between them. In that case, chances are they will keep letting water in. That means that whenever it rains, your house might get some water in, or if you were to wash the outside of your window while closed, water would seep in. Water tightness is not just about the thickness of the window as it goes beyond that. You need to find a way to ensure that the frames are well done so they do not let in water.

The design


Different aluminum designs will look better in different thickness levels. As such, you need to figure out what design you are going for. If you plan on going for a design that needs thinner aluminum, you might have to change the door and window frames.  

Talk to your contractor and let them recommend the thickness that will work for you. Where in doubt, you can also bring a designer on board. That way, whatever decision you make looks good and works efficiently.

The configuration of the other parts


While you might choose to have a full aluminum door, it will not be aesthetically pleasing. As such, ensure that the thickness of the door or window can be configured well with the other components. The door or window should be strong enough to hold the glass if you plan on using it as a component.

It should also accommodate the other accessories that you might want to add. Putting up overly thick doors might interfere with this because it is hard to drill through and add any components. Thin frames, on the other hand, might not be strong enough to hold on to the glass. Do your research to figure out what works and what does not.

The performance


Before settling on a door or window, consider how well it performs. While thick aluminum might mean there is better security, it also means opening and closing the doors and windows is hard. It also makes it a safety hazard if young children get their hands and legs in between things.

Look at how you plan on using the door or window and how that will affect the overall thickness of the door. That way, you do not have to change the doors and windows you got. It cuts down on any extra costs incurred because of mistakes made.

Quality of the aluminum


Not all sellers are honest about their aluminum; you need to keep this in mind. Buying aluminum might be hard if you have never done it before. Talk to the professionals if you are trying to figure out what to buy. Your contractor or anyone familiar with construction is in the best position to tell if you are getting quality. It might cost you slightly more to go through a contractor, but it helps ensure that the materials you use are quality. That way, even if the aluminum is not so thick, it will still work fine. Quality aluminum is better than thick aluminum so keep that in mind.

Production process


The aluminum will have to go through various processes based on your current design. It helps if you get quality aluminum that can go through all the processes without getting spoilt. Find out what work will be done before the doors and windows can be opened.

That way, you have a rough idea of the changes the aluminum will go through. Stronger material often means that you can work on everything and still maintain the integrity of the aluminum once the doors have been put up.



The last thing you need to ensure you do is to figure out the cost of the aluminum. Different stores will sell it at different prices so ensure you ask around. You can also check online to get an idea of the price range. You need to remember that quality aluminum will be slightly costly. If you feel like the prices are too cheap, you are getting cheap material. 

The thickness of aluminum for your doors and window should not be less than 1.4mm. Aside from that, how thick you choose to go will depend on note factors listed above. If you are constructing, it helps if you figure out all these other factors.

That way, whatever decision you make will work well with your house. Take the time to talk with your contractors and an interior designer. They will help you figure out the best choice for your home. They can also refer to the right aluminium supplier to go to if you want to buy the aluminum.

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