Windows and doors: learn how to choose the best material

Well before thinking about the layout and decoration, it is necessary to choose the windows and doors that will be used in the project.

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Well before thinking about the layout and decoration, it is necessary to choose the windows and doors that will be used in the project. This is because, in addition to technical functions such as ventilation and sunshine, windows Winnipeg can act as decorative elements in environments.

What are frames?

The term is related to the components that are installed, such as closures in the architectural gaps. Thus, the openings of a building – both those giving access to the outside and the internal passageways – are called window frames. Thus, the term became a name for windows, doors or gates, shutters and similar openings in architectural projects and civil constructions. In this context, they can be made and produced by the industry in a standard measure for commercialization in stores, or executed to order, according to the dimensions of the place and a project designed especially for the building.

How to choose the best model

The first point to be considered is the type of frame, taking into account issues such as expected use and performance. “Due to the common facade in buildings, when exchanging windows in apartments, the construction company’s technical manual must be followed and the condominium rules should be checked. In house renovations, in order not to clash with the existing ones, the key is to define a model that matches the style, color and finish of the other windows.


When choosing materials, you need to be aware. In outdoor environments, it is necessary to use materials resistant to weather conditions. Wooden doors exposed to the sun and rain tends to swell or stain. Solid wood and treated versions help us to resolve this concern in the long term.

Types of Frames

Aluminum frames: Widely used due to the material’s advantages, they usually register a higher price. On the other hand, they result in less maintenance, are resistant and durable – especially in outdoor areas – and are available in different colors. As a negative point, the low thermo acoustic insulation can influence the comfort of the home. However, the use of double glazing and larger profiles improves performance.

PVC frames: The material has been gaining space in the projects due to the high resistance, durability and not requiring much maintenance. Internally they are structured in steel and produced in different colors, even simulating the wood effect. However, it is still a model considered more expensive and less accessible.

Wooden frames: They are sophisticated, versatile and always promote a very elegant touch to buildings, in addition to ensuring thermal and acoustic comfort. As a disadvantage, the need for periodic maintenance, routine application of varnishes and waterproofing and care against termites.

Glass frames: The glass needs to be more resistant, use thinner metal profiles and integrate indoor and outdoor environments without much visual interference. The negative point is that it cannot compose all opening systems and they are more fragile in stronger impacts.

Iron frames: Versatile, very traditional, register a good price on the market, accept various opening systems and can be found ready-made or made to measure. However, they have low resistance to oxidation and rust easily, requiring maintenance. Finally, they are not indicated in coastal areas.

Maintenance and cleaning

Each material has the right product for cleaning. It is important to consult the manufacturer for specific guidelines on the process and the best product.

Another precaution to be observed concerns the sizes of the openings and the types of opening, which must be well calculated and executed to avoid the entry of cold or low lighting.

It is also worth remembering that it is essential to look for competent companies in the market and that, preferably, they are specialized in the defined material, because models of inferior quality or poorly installed cause serious problems such as infiltration of rain water, damage with a strong wind, get hardware and make it difficult to handle on a daily basis.

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