Wood Aluminium Windows: What if you could get the best of both materials?
Mestre Raposa International® wood-aluminium windows are the product of two high-quality window materials. While you enjoy the natural look and good insulating properties of wood on the inside, the aluminium on the outside guarantees high weather resistance and very little maintenance. Discover all the other advantages and, thanks to our promotional offers, our competitive prices.
Our wood-aluminium windows combine many advantages. From a technical point of view, a wood-aluminium window is a wooden window with an aluminium exterior shell on the window frame. The advantages of wood come into play indoors, which, thanks to its excellent thermal insulation, guarantees low energy loss and allows you to save on heating costs in the long term. The natural regulation of the room climate also has a positive effect on your health. In addition, the natural grain of the wood ensures incomparable aesthetic distinction.
Externally, the aluminium distinguishes itself with remarkable durability. Even rain, hail and other weather events cannot harm Mestre Raposa International® wood-aluminium windows. Both visually and functionally, they meet the highest demands with minimal care and maintenance even after several decades.
Properties, advantages and disadvantages
Thanks to their fusion of modernity and tradition, our wood-aluminium windows are becoming increasingly popular. Aluminium as a high-tech element and wood as a natural material combine to create a technologically advanced window that is characterised, for example, by superior energy efficiency, strength and durability, with only minor weaknesses in terms of sustainability. Learn more about all the advantages and disadvantages of modern wood-aluminium windows.
Energy efficiency and sustainability
The low thermal conductivity of wood ensures that Mestre Raposa International® wood-aluminium windows are highly insulating. Since the heat is retained within the house during winter, less heating is required, thus reducing your energy costs in the long term. During the summer, wood-aluminium windows ensure a pleasant interior ambience as the heat does not enter the house. Here, too, you make savings because less energy is required for cooling. With the appropriate glazing, our wood-aluminium windows meet passive house standards.
The ecological balance is also positive since wood is a renewable and climate-neutral raw material. In addition, our wood-aluminium windows have a positive CO2 score, as trees absorb greenhouse gases during the growth phase. Aluminium is slightly less ecologically friendly due to the energy required to manufacture it, but this is offset by a long service life. In addition, it can be 100% recycled after use.
The aluminium cladding ensures that Mestre Raposa International® wood-aluminium windows are particularly weather-resistant, robust and durable. The windows can last for up to 50 years because aluminium is corrosion proof and unaffected by moisture, dust and sunlight. Our windows are exceptional in that they are almost maintenance-free and require only limited care: a little warm water with a neutral household cleaner and a sponge or soft cloth are all you need.
Thanks to their extremely stable materials, our wooden and aluminium window frames offer particularly effective burglary protection and are more difficult to open than PVC windows for example. In addition to the window frame, burglar-resistant glazing, support fittings and professional installation also contribute to the protection of your property.
In terms of fire protection, the wood-aluminium windows from Mestre Raposa International® are excellent. Although wood is combustible, it exhibits enormous dimensional stability when exposed to great heat. This means that it remains stable for a long time in the event of a fire or at a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius because the carbon layer that forms on the surface has an insulating effect and protects the material. The aluminium exterior cladding also has a stabilising effect as it is non-flammable.
Durability and maintenance
The maintenance effort for Mestre Raposa International® wood-aluminium windows is minimal whilst, in contrast, their durability is immensely high with a minimum 30-year lifespan. One reason for this is that the aluminium cladding protects the wood from the elements such as moisture. Aluminium is so strong and robust that it reacts imperceptibly to these influences and does not deteriorate either visually or functionally, even after decades.
Exterior care is therefore limited to simply cleaning with soapy water when necessary. With the wood inside, you basically only have work to do if you decide on your own to paint it again, e.g. a different colour. On the interior, the only work to be done would be if you chose to paint the wood a different colour at some stage. You also have the option to treat the wood periodically with a dedicated care lotion. Fittings and seals always require more regular care and attention to ensure product longevity.
Mestre Raposa International® is a window company specialising in wood and wood-aluminium windows in southern Europe. The environmental demands on materials, production techniques and the appropriate surface treatments are higher than in Central and Northern Europe and especially for projects in coastal locations. Let us advise you. We have completed over 1000 wood window projects of all sizes, both uncomplicated and creatively challenging. Our products are tested by the FCBA Institute in Bordeaux and the University of Coimbra.