These days including aluminium windows and doors in your home is a popular way to let in light, the view and warmth from the sun. When considering the sustainable properties of this building material we have to take the two parts into consideration; the glass and the aluminium frame.
Glass is sustainable
Glass is considered environmentally friendly because even though it does not break down in landfill, it is 100% recyclable. That is not to say all glass waste is recycled, but it can be and probably will be one day when councils realise they need to provide bins for the different coloured glass to make recycling more viable.
Apart from that, glass lasts a long time and the sand it is made from is plentiful. It is an inert substance that is ideal for storing medications and food. So really, the advantages of glass outweigh the few disadvantages. So what about the aluminium frame?Read More