The advantages of a wood-alu construction
Here at windows24.com, we do not just sell tilt and slide patio doors in one type of material. In fact, three other variants can also be selected as an alternative:
- Pure wood
Of these options, wood-alu parallel slide & tilt doors are the most robust and – alongside the uPVC versions – also the most durable. The reason for this is their intelligent combination of building materials that feature advantages and disadvantages that balance each other out.
Solid wood is an extremely robust, breathable material that provides outstanding levels of thermal insulation and exudes a particularly natural ambience within your home. At the same time, however, wooden frames need a new coat of paint every few years to protect them from possible damage from weather conditions outside.
Aluminium, on the other hand, might have poorer thermal insulation properties than wood, but it is extremely weather-resistant when it has an intact anodised surface and can withstand any type of force.
Thanks to their clever mix of thermally insulating wood and resistant aluminium, wood-alu tilt and slide patio doors perform outstandingly well in practically all the areas that are important for a door. Moreover, they do not require the same amount of maintenance as pure wood doors.
Together with the aesthetic advantages and decorative possibilities that this combination of materials also offers, these benefits mean that wood-alu is considered one of the most advantageous construction options for all kinds of doors on the market today.
Despite all these strong points, however, you should not forgo high-quality glazing when choosing a wood-alu tilt and slide patio door – the majority of a door panel's surface is made up of this glass, after all.