Sliding doors installed within a marine environment

Protecting your Aluminium Windows and Doors in Marine Environments

In the South West we are surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful and at times volatile coastline. The challenge is to be protected from the elements whilst retaining a stylish open feel.

Properties located within 3.2 miles (5km) of the coast, estuary or tidal river are defined as being located within a marine environment. The levels of natural chemicals such as salt and moisture in the air within marine environments can affect the aesthetics, performance and therefore the lifespan of your windows and doors.

Which aluminium glazing solution is best for a marine environment?

For enhanced protection in aggressive or exposed environments (marine or industrial) Aspect Windows can offer additional enhancements. Meaning you can rest assured that our glazing solutions will hold up against the unpredictable weather in Devon and Cornwall.

These enhancements give Aspect Windows the ability to offer a guaranteed minimum 10 year guarantee*. Even in the most aggressive of marine environments – locations where others offer none.


  • 60 micron polyester powdercoat finish – offered as standard with all of the products Aspect Windows supply and install.
  • A matt or metallic matt finish is recommended
  • Coatex textured finish, an exclusive alternative to the standard paint finish
  • Pre-anodisation – a treatment applied to the aluminium prior to powder coating. Pre-anodisation protects the paint surface from beneath to reduce the chance of bubbling and lifting of the powder coating.
  • Joints sealed with an approved mastic
  • Enhanced water threshold options
  • All standard handles are polyester powder coated with no exposed metal surfaces. Or 316 marine grade stainless steel handles can be selected.

An enhanced cleaning/maintenance scheduled is required for frames installed within marine environments, to help protect them from the elements. This will significantly increase the life of the frames and keep them looking newer for longer. Many manufacturers require a maintenance log to be kept as part of their marine warranty. Therefore we would recommend checking your warranty conditions. For help and advice on caring for your windows and doors in a coastal location, take a look at our Care and Maintenance Guide for Coastal Locations.

If you are looking for further advice about your coastal/marine project please book a showroom visit. Our knowledgeable team take an consultative approach, offering guidance on your glazing options, based on the style of your new build, renovation or extension project. The performance levels required and the demands of the location. Providing advise on the best products for you and your project. Our product range is extensive so we are confident we have something for you.

Book an appointment today.

*The length of the guarantee can vary based on the system selected and the location of the property. A pre-anodised finish is required for a guaranteed 10 year guarantee within a marine environment.

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"The whole process has been excellent - I really appreciate the patience you've taken on what is a huge expenditure for a passion project, working with total amateurs! You've always taken the time to answer questions, explain options and crucially, make recommendations when nativity/inexperience clouds our judgement. A real skill and something I personally have really appreciated as I feel confident that we now have windows and doors that complement our house, design and style. Without that level of consultative engagement and relationship I'm confident I would have overlooked details and made a substandard decision. Thank you!"

Mrs Trestain, Padstow

"Just a quick note of thanks to the whole team for our fab windows and doors, we are delighted with both the product and also with the whole fitting process. The lads were brilliant (it's not often you get trades in the house who leave it cleaner at the end of the day than when they arrive in the morning!!) and just quietly got on with the job. Thank you again"

Mr & Mrs Leonard, Exeter

"The pocket sliding door and gable look amazing, it’s an impressive bit of kit and it’s a revelation to be able to open the space up! I have to say we’ve been very impressed with all your teams positivity, professionalism and workmanship, from start to finish - so a big thank you…"

Mr Marsh, Exeter

"I would like to thank you for the quality of the service we have received from Aspect Windows and commend you for the care and attention that we have received throughout the process. I am thoroughly pleased with our new windows and would recommend your services to anybody who asks."

Mr & Mrs Miller, Exmouth

"I wanted to just send my thanks and appreciation. We had an install approx. 6 years ago including some bi-fold doors which in recent weeks appeared to have dropped and became very difficult to lock. I called the office on Monday and a lady took my details and quickly called me back suggesting you had an engineer locally the following day. He arrived and was extremely polite and efficient and diagnosed a broken hinge. He went back to the depot collected the replacement part, then returned to Budleigh and completed the repair. We really appreciate the speed and efficiency with which you dealt with the issue and the ease from a customer perspective. "

Mr Ashby, Budleigh Salterton

"I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service you have provided in the planning, removal & installation of our beautiful new windows and doors. We were completely amazed & delighted at the speed of which the installation took place and the hard work put in by the installation team. They worked very efficiently and communicated with me at ease through the week so I knew their plans with each room for installation. All the windows & door look great and we have already had lots of compliments. "

Mrs Oakes-Ash, Exmouth

"We would like to thank everyone at Aspect Windows for the fantastic service that we have received on our project. From start to finish, you have been so professional and we are totally thrilled with our sliding doors and our side door. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking of undergoing a similar project."

Mrs Moores, Templecombe

"We would just like to say how excellent the service has been from Aspect Windows from beginning to end. The salesman could not have been more helpful, we felt completely unhurried and un-pressured. The fitter was also extremely good, he was neat, careful and very respectful of our property as well as being very sociable and polite. Congratulations Aspect Windows on a really good job I wish everything in life could be so straightforward!"

Mr Foster, Exeter

"I had chosen Aspect Windows in Exeter to supply the glazing as they had a good reputation and specialised in aluminium doors windows and curtain walling. Aspect were brilliant throughout the design and fitting process, working to incredibly tight tolerances especially on the curtain walling."

Mr Abdilla, Exeter