Garden windows are among our most aesthetically delightful styles that harmoniously blend form and function. If you’ve ever dreamed of rustic window boxes and aerial gardens, this is the window for you!
Garden windows are a great replacement window if you’re looking to upgrade your old casement or sash styles to something more functional and organic. Using greenhouse design principles, garden windows flood your interiors with light while the outward projection offers space for a colourful window garden. Really, it’s like having a mini greenhouse with the accessibility of a window box!Request a Quote
As the name suggests, a garden window is a type of window that is specifically designed in order to let in a large amount of light into your home for plants to grow. In general, these windows are extended outwards from the exterior of your home in a box-like shape with a slant at the top for rain runoff. Most often, you will find them installed in the kitchen, oftentimes near the sink of an individual’s home to brighten up space and give it a more aesthetic touch.
Considered to be similar to a mini greenhouse, many garden windows come with an added layer of shelving in which to place household plants to ensure that they are getting enough sunlight throughout the day to keep them happy and healthy despite not being outside.
Not surprisingly, one main benefit of adding a garden window is that it allows you to set up your very own small indoor garden in which to grow plants regardless of the season or temperature outside. This not only looks nice but also affords you the opportunity to grow herbs that can be used for cooking purposes as well.
Further, the added shelf space the window offers allows you a place for additional storage in your home, rather than cluttering other areas in your home with plants that may still not receive the sunlight they need.
Lastly, for those of you who simply do not have enough space to garden outdoors even when the weather permits, having a garden window working as a mini greenhouse in your home can be a great compromise for gardening enthusiasts.
While there certainly are several benefits to obtaining a garden window, it is crucial to also not some potential drawbacks as well.
Firstly, while these windows can save outdoor space given that they are smaller than a garden, you still must take into account where the extended window would be placed. For example, it is certainly not advisable to install a garden window that is in the way of a sidewalk, patio, or any other outdoor features that should not be blocked. As such, this may pose a problem for some homeowners who do not have the required space for one of these windows due to the amount of outside space they can take up.
In addition, depending on the materials and type of glass used for the window, some windows can be less effective when it comes to energy efficiency. The good news is that framing the window with certain materials including wood, vinyl, and aluminum can reduce the impact. This mixed with utilizing a type of glass that lets in a lower amount of radiant heat will go a long way into ensuring that the window is more energy efficient.
In sum, space permitting, the garden window is among one of the best options for Canadian homeowners from Northwest Territories, Edmonton Alberta or nearby areas that are interested in creating more space for indoor gardening in a way that is both functional and looks amazing at the same time.
If you are wondering how much does it cost to install garden windows, our experts will help you.
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At Canglow, we are offering you 100% Lead-Free Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC windows. These windows are extremely strong and will last a very long time while saving you a lot of money on your energy bill.
Our windows have the highest number of internal air chambers, giving you the very best insulation and sound-blocking abilities while providing the best thermal and energy performances from any window on the market.
Our windows do not require window frames, sealants and adhesives making them higher in performance and so much nicer to look at. Our windows are totally waterproof and airtight.
Unit has 13/16″ overall thickness. We offer multiple options for glazing and thickness depending on the model.Request a Quote
We service all the areas in Alberta and Northwest Territories from Red Deer to Yellowknife. If you live anywhere within this area, you can count on our expertise for all of your windows and doors needs. Our head office is located in Edmonton.
Our vinyl windows come with a variety of interior vinyl trim options for refined and versatile styling. We combine advanced technology with the finest materials for durable, flawless finishes that will retain their colour year after year. Standard finishing options include wood stain and contemporary and classic rosettes, but we can also accommodate custom colours.
At Canglow we offer four standard vinyl jamb sizes to facilitate a seamless window installation process. For added flexibility we can also provide wood jamb extensions, frame moldings and corner blocks. These interior finishing options are made from a durable lead-free PVC powder compound that requires no maintenance.
We craft our brickmolds from a durable uPVC powder compound that is designed to stand up to the harshest elements. This maintenance-free material is available in a variety of sizes and colours, for long-lasting curb appeal.
Our double-paned windows with clear glass provide optimum noise protection compared to single pane glass. In terms of temperature resistance, it promotes the easy flow of hot and cold air from both inside and outside.
Low emissivity glass, or Low-E glass, is a strategic choice for lowering your home energy costs all-year-round. In winter, Low-E glass cuts down on heat loss by reducing radiant heat transfer and reflecting interior heat back into your room, where it needs to be. It also efficiently dispenses the sun’s rays—allowing more of them to enter the home as usable solar energy. This provides extra warmth while minimizing reliance on heating, which can account for up to 60% of a home’s energy costs.
In summer the same principle applies but the effect is reversed. Low-E glass windows help reduce the flow of hot air into the cool interior. This specially formulated coating also reduces the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are a leading cause of premature fading and degradation of fabrics and carpeting.
Triple-pane glass windows are the most energy-efficient models on the market. With the extra pane of glass, they moderate temperatures inside for optimal comfort in every season—during winter, cold air remains outside and warm air inside, while in summer the results are reversed.
Special coatings are often applied to the glass to eliminate solar heat gain and boost its energy efficiency. The extra pane of glass truly provides a new level of insulation, airflow and energy efficiency.Request a Quote
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