UPVC or Aluminium double glazing

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We are thinking of replacing our Crittal windows with double glazing. Which is best aluminium or Upvc? What are the pros and cons?

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  • mvteng
    mvteng Posts: 514 Forumite
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    Aluminium will be more expensive, but it looks more modern & you can get it in any colour you want.

    Our Aluminium Double glazing at the back has lots less problems with condensation than the UPVC units at the front, but I think thats probably more due to the individual design rather than the material used.
  • john-306
    john-306 Posts: 722 Forumite
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    mvteng wrote: »
    Aluminium will be more expensive, but it looks more modern & you can get it in any colour you want.

    Our Aluminium Double glazing at the back has lots less problems with condensation than the UPVC units at the front, but I think thats probably more due to the individual design rather than the material used.

    South facing windows will have a lot more problems, are your UPVC ones south facing?
  • lolly5648
    lolly5648 Posts: 2,257 Forumite
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    john-306 wrote: »
    South facing windows will have a lot more problems, are your UPVC ones south facing?

    Our house is southwest facing - what would be the problem with UPVC if we went down that route?
  • mvteng
    mvteng Posts: 514 Forumite
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    Nope, our UPVC are north facing, Aluminium South facing
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