There is a lot of talk about the benefits modern steel windows, and among those benefits is typically the term “low cost of ownership,” which can seem like an odd term for windows. Of course they are a low cost, you buy them ideally the one time and that is that. However, that is not so much the case.
The Cost of Windows
In truth, while windows seem pretty permanent, they are something you are likely to replace given enough years in a single home. If you choose the standard aluminum windows, a cheap and rather style-less choice for function alone, you will need to replace them. The average lifespan of aluminum window is between 15 to 20 years. That means you would be replacing your windows as often as you need to replace a roof. If you neglect it, you will notice that things begin to break down that will require maintenance in order to slow.
Alternatively, steel windows have about four times the life expectancy of their aluminum peers. This means when they say low cost of ownership, they really do mean it. You buy steel windows once, you probably won’t be replacing them in your home, or rather, you won’t need to like you do with aluminum.
The thing that usually puts people off is that steel windows do require a larger initial investment. Yet, you do recoup that over time by not needing to replace them.
Do you have an interest in modern steel windows for your home? That low cost of ownership is just one of many benefits to them. They enjoy all the durability steel can bring as well as a sleek modern style. Contact us today to see what options you have at Metro Steel Windows & Doors so you can make a great choice for your new windows.