Bay windows and garden windows are specialty windows that protrude from the home. They allow for more window area, and in some cases more floor area to enhance the appearance and value of the home.
Bay and Bow Windows – typically in a main living area, bay windows require custom installation to support the increased weight. With the window jutting into the yard, you are part of the outdoor surroundings while in the comfort of your home.
Bow windows are bay windows with more than three window sections. There are many possibilities with bay/bow windows, with or without ventilation, walk in bays (added floor square footage), benches, roofed exteriors, and more.
Garden windows – Kitchens are the location of choice for most garden windows. With sloped glass on top, a garden window maximizes light so it is ideal for plants. The added glass area also brightens the kitchen and creates a much more open feel. Garden windows open on the sides for ventilation and have a glass shelf.
Insulated Glass Units (No Frame, Glass Only)
If your home has older double pane windows, likely you are experiencing (or soon will) seal failures. When this happens you get the ugly moisture between the panes of glass. So not only is it unsightly, as you can imagine, most of your energy efficiency is lost as well.
If the window frame is made of aluminum or wood, then you have no realistic choice other than to replace your windows, frame and all. However if you have newer double pane windows, constructed with vinyl frames, then Insulated Glass Units are a viable option. Simply put, we can take out the failed glass, and put in a new sealed double pane glass unit right into the existing frames. It’s a less expensive option certainly, and it allows you to replace only the failed glass and not feel compelled to replace all windows “to match”.
We do have a four unit minimum however, which allows us the efficiency to be price competitive. But please contact us for fewer, we are happy to refer you to a local glass shop should that be your best option.