If you are looking for the right kind of window frame for your home, then you may be undecided between ordinary vinyl windows or some specially designed thermal break aluminum windows. The latter are specially created for use with aluminum windows, allowing you better protection and energy efficiency with your thermal break aluminum windows than you would ordinarily get. However, vinyl window frames are still very popular and can be both enduring and cost-effective. Deciding between the two can sometimes be a matter of just comparing the different features of each kind of window.
Aluminum is a very popular fabric to make the frame of windows from, but it is also a very conductive metal, allowing heat and cold to move around easily. The thermal break aluminum window can also help in noise reduction, which some vinyl windows cannot do. Aluminum is also softer and easier to manipulate, so it could fit unusual windows. Older or traditionally designed homes will also benefit from aluminum windows.
The vinyl window frame is more popular than the aluminum and is also widely available. Many window shops have contacts with vinyl producers, so you may be able to get a cheaper deal on your window frame. However, vinyl is much less aesthetically pleasing, and may not help with noise reduction.