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Owning a home, and maintaining the beauty and efficiency of your home, is an investment that is well worth the time and effort that you put into it as a homeowner. When you are looking to replace the windows in your home, or even simply wanting to change the décor of one of your rooms, finding windows that preserve the individuality of your personal taste and style, and maintain the energy-efficiency that you require, will not only satisfy you, but will overall increase the value of your home.
Garden windows make a great choice for replacement windows as they give you the ability to bring some of the great outdoors into your home by giving you an additional well lit, and well ventilated space to grow and showcase a small indoor garden! Also known as greenhouse windows, garden windows typically are in the kitchen, many times right over the kitchen sink, giving a feel of openness and comfort to your home. These mostly trapezoid – shaped windows allow more natural light into your homes than traditional windows due to the added glass surface. Garden windows can be used for starting, potting, or growing small herb or vegetable gardens, or they make a beautiful place to showcase your potted plants.
Garden windows are known for their unique design and multi – purpose efficiency, and make the room actually seem larger. They typically feature screened side-vents, that can be opened with ease. Garden windows are made to be tough because of their protruding design and are commonly constructed with vinyl frames and sashes that are fusion – welded, and are known to keep air and undesired moisture out. Most garden windows come with a standard birch veneer, or sometimes oak, that is sealed and weatherproofed, and painted to match your exterior décor.
There are many material options to consider when choosing replacement windows to preserve the individuality and appearance of your home.
Serving the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN area, our company specializes in every thing from the natural beauty of wood, the durability and strength of fiberglass, to high-grade, easy to care for vinyl windows and casements. We use only top-quality manufacturers such as Pella, Owens-Corning, and Windows By Unlimited, inc.
Wood windows and framing add natural warmth and beauty that greatly preserves the structural character of your home and it provides design flexibility. Though some wood windows may require ongoing maintenance—such as painting and weatherproofing, modern technology provides aluminum-clad exteriors that protects your wood from heat and moisture.
Fiberglass is by far the strongest and most durable of all window materials, as it can hold up to extreme climates and temperatures, and requires little maintenance. Initially they are more expensive, but because of their efficiency, they save you money in the long run.
Vinyl windows are waterproof, durable, and come in many styles and price ranges. They do not require painting, so maintenance is as easy as cleaning periodically. As vinyl is one of the most thermally efficient materials there is, it can actually insulate your home from noise as well as weather. Vinyl is a popular choice because it is also easy on your budget.