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Aluminium window maintainance

Posted: November 6th, 2017, 12:15 am
by rsharma_champ
I had finalized on aluminium windows for my house, however after reading a bit I am worried about their maintenance. e.g. what if the powder coating peels off or anodized layer breaks down? Can it be re-painted?

Earlier I had though of going with uPVC but ditched that option considering > 20 years lifespan of aluminium windows. But now I feel that wooden windows can have the longest lifespan with frequent paintings (every 3-4 years, the reason for which I had not chosen them earlier).

Please suggest if wooden is the best choice considering 30-40 years of lifespan?

Thanks
Rahul

Re: Aluminium window maintainance

Posted: November 10th, 2017, 11:14 pm
by rsharma_champ
Did some more research and visited lots of factories / workshop, finally selected Domal-40 aluminium windows (1.4-1.5 mm sheet thickness) with 25 micron anodized coating. No maintenance needed at all.

Re: Aluminium window maintainance

Posted: November 11th, 2017, 5:17 am
by hrsn
I think that is the best option. What are the quotations you got?

Re: Aluminium window maintainance

Posted: November 11th, 2017, 7:57 am
by rsharma_champ
Rate is a bit high, almost 900 per sqft. However considering no maintenance at all it is cheaper in long term.

Re: Aluminium window maintainance

Posted: May 2nd, 2018, 7:36 pm
by ganeshncm
Can you please tell me more about from whom purchased the windows/door or got it fabricated ?

rsharma_champ wrote:Did some more research and visited lots of factories / workshop, finally selected Domal-40 aluminium windows (1.4-1.5 mm sheet thickness) with 25 micron anodized coating. No maintenance needed at all.

Re: Aluminium window maintainance

Posted: May 7th, 2018, 12:24 pm
by ardesarchitects
Hi Sharma,
In aluminium or UPVC things to be checked
1. EPDM sealing tapes
2. Metal gauge / thickness
3. Metal reinforcement used in UPVC windows
4. Hardware locks and hinges used
5. Glass thickness and options
6. Water drain facility from the sliding & casement channels
7. Installation team coordination and demands they have like scaffolding, shifting, storing, damage, timelines etc.

Domal-40 is one good option in aluminium windows. You can check for other brands too in the market, few of them i am listing down here.
kalcoindia.com -
eterniawindows.com/ - Hindalco
ArmorRite - security mesh doors and windows
odaville.com

Note: I am no way related to above brands nor interested in marketing them. Please do proper market survey before you finalize with any material / brand

Regards,
Ar.Praveen.N
Ardes Architects and Interior Designers
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