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What is a garden window?

A garden window can add a good deal of sparkle to any room in your home. Also known as a green window, a garden window is a box-shaped window with a slanted glass roof. They bring in light, add character, and offer more shelf space for plants or decorations.

What makes a garden window?

Most materials used for garden windows are the same used in most windows, the main difference to consider is the construction of a garden window requires extra support. Garden window frames can be made of:

  • Vinyl is cheap and low-maintenance.
  • Wood has a great insulation rating, but requires upkeep.
  • Fiberglass offers the best insulation value and is virtually maintenance-free.
  • Aluminum is the strongest window frame materialout there. However, it offers little insulation.

What brands are out there?

Different brands feature different materials, sizes, specializations and aesthetics. For a decent garden window, you have a handful of manufacturers to choose from, such as:

  • Thermal Industries
  • Milgard Windows & Doors
  • Renaissance Conservatories
  • Tru-Frame

Garden windows can be pricey, but add value to your home

The price of your garden window can vary greatly depending on the materials, size, and style. Prices vary depending on the vendor, but these estimated prices can give you an understanding of what a garden window might cost:

  • 3 feet x 3 feet awning style: $3,546
  • 6 feet by 3 feet awning style: $5,402
  • 10 feet by 6 feet awning style: $7,470

Feel free to contact a professional if you need help to choose the right garden window for your kitchen. Using their experience can save you a ton of time.