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Your shopfront is the first thing that people see when visiting, or walking past your store so in order to attract customers, it is important to make the right impression. 

Like any window, the windows you choose for your shopfront will not only determine the appearance of the front of your store but it can, in fact, have an impact on the security.

uPVC and aluminium are two of the most popular window types on the market and are also commonly used for shopfront windows.  

Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of both aluminium and uPVC shopfront windows to help you make the right choice for your store. 

Benefits of Aluminium Shopfront Windows

  1. The strength of aluminium 

Although aluminium is a lightweight material, it is also extremely durable. Designed to withstand whatever the elements may throw at them, aluminium is a perfect choice for shop front windows.  

Unlike other materials, aluminium windows are not susceptible to rust in rain and discolouration in direct sunlight, making them extremely long-lasting

  1. Aluminium-enhanced security

For every store owner security is of top priority so it is crucial that your shopfront window helps to protect your store from break-ins. 

As mentioned above, aluminium is an incredibly strong material that is designed to make life difficult for any would-be burglars. 

With an aluminium shopfront window, you can rest assured that your shop is well-protected. 

  1. Flexible design 

Thanks to its versatility, with an aluminium window the design possibilities are endless. You are able to design a window which can be tailored to fit any space – no matter how awkward or difficult. 

This means you are able to create shopfront windows which are truly unique and stand out from the rest of your competitors. Their strength also means that these windows are able to house larger panes of glass – making them an ideal choice for a shopfront window. 

Not only are aluminium windows flexible in their design, but they are also available in a range of colours and finishes so you can best achieve your desired look. 

Benefits of uPVC Shopfront Windows

  1. Low maintenance 

Unlike other windows which require a lot of upkeep, the benefit of uPVC windows is the fact that they are practically maintenance-free as they are not prone to rot or flaking. 

This means that the occasional wipe down with a damp cloth is all that is needed to keep your windows looking their best.

  1. Affordability 

If you are on a tight budget but don’t want to have to compromise on quality then a uPVC shopfront window is an affordable option compared to other window materials – so you can enjoy all the benefits of other window types just at a much cheaper price. 

  1. Reduces noise pollution

It is most likely that your shop is located on a busy street, so it is important that all hustle and bustle of the outside world is kept out of your store. With a uPVC shopfront window, you can greatly reduce the amount of noise that enters the building from outside. 

uPVC or Aluminium – Which Is Best? 

After reading the array of benefits that both aluminium and uPVC have, you may be asking yourself – which is best? 

Well, unfortunately, there isn’t one clear winner as it really depends on what you’re looking for and what takes priority. 

For example, if you’re looking for an affordable option which is durable and low maintenance then a uPVC shopfront window may be the better option. Whereas, if security, versatility and durability are what you’re after then it’s best to choose aluminium shopfront windows. 

Whichever material you choose, it is just as important to choose a trusted window supplier and installer. 

 At QBD, we believe that our customers should never have to compromise on quality. That is why we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality. Any installation that we provide is completed by certified professionals, so you can rest assured that your property is in capable hands. 

If you’re looking to install either uPVC or aluminium shopfront windows in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your options. Or, better yet, use our online tool to design your shopfront window to your specific requirements and receive a free quote today.