Where to Buy Contemporary Windows

Where to Buy Contemporary Windows

Buying Contemporary Windows: What You Should Know

Contemporary windows are trending all over the world these days, and there are modern window purchases being made every day. So, where can you find contemporary windows? In this post you can find out more about purchasing a contemporary window, including the best brands and product recommendations to look out for.

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What is a Modern or Contemporary Window?

 

Contemporary  windows feature wide, clear glass and simple black or natural window frames. Modern windows are very flexible, and can be designed to fit any home style, such as a farmhouse or a craftsman. Contemporary window styles include picture or fixed windows, single or double hung windows, or casements, and depending on the style of your home, adding grids or grilles to your windows may be a good option. 

This modern home features picture windows and casements with thick frames and in all black. This grouping creates the perfect contemporary look for this space.

In this contemporary home, the designer used a range of beautiful, large picture windows with thin black frames to create the perfect, unobstructed view. As you can see here, contemporary windows often look great in groups, whether it’s groups of large windows or small.

In this contemporary home, the homeowner decided to use a mix of contemporary features, by designing the exterior with large black windows in groups and adding large grids to the windows. In this home the grids work perfectly to make the windows seem even taller and wider, and they add even more of a statement than simple picture windows would on their own. 

What to Look For When Buying Contemporary Windows

When buying a contemporary window, there are a couple of things you should consider:

  • Home style
  • Price
  • Color

First, what style of home do you have? If you have a modern farmhouse, groups of black double hung windows with grids would be a beautiful choice, while for a more modern style, large black picture windows are the go-to option. 

Second, buying contemporary windows can be expensive, so it is important to do research and figure out the best contemporary window for your budget. Make sure to contact a window retailer to get an accurate quote on window replacement prices. 

Finally, when considering buying a contemporary window, take a look at the colors that are offered. Most modern windows are installed with a black interior and exterior, which is the most popular choice, but not all brands and window types offer this option. If you are wanting to stay true to the contemporary window style trend, look for those windows offered in all black. 

What Should You Avoid When Buying Contemporary Windows?

Just as there are things to look for when buying contemporary windows, there are some things you should avoid when buying them as well, such as:

  • Not comparing brands
  • Pairing the wrong windows together
  • Settling for second best

The first mistake you could make when buying a contemporary window is forgetting to compare window replacement brands. Different brands offer different options, and one might be better than the other for your specific needs, so make sure to do your research when it comes to contemporary windows. 

The second mistake that can be easily made and should be avoided is pairing the wrong window styles together, or pairing certain styles with the wrong style of house. There are some window styles that work very well together, such as picture windows and casements. 

The three easiest ways to bring cohesion to your mix of window styles is by adding matching grid patterns to your windows, making sure that your windows are all the same color inside and out, and not using too many window styles, which can clash with each other and overwhelm your home’s exterior.

Finally, you should avoid settling for second best. Every brand is different, and there is one out there that fits your needs, you just have to do your research. Don’t settle because your friend recommended a certain brand to you or because you can’t afford the exact windows you want.

There are affordable options out there with several customization options that can help you find the windows of your dreams. 

Contemporary Window Manufacturers

 

Now that you know what a contemporary window is, and the things to look for when researching this purchase, it’s time to find out where you can buy a contemporary window. There are a few brands that offer windows that are perfect for creating the contemporary window style in your home. 

Andersen:

Andersen provides many different window series that embody the contemporary image, including its 100 Series, 400 Series, and E-Series windows. Look for the Andersen 400 Series picture windows in black, and the E-Series casement windows in black. Andersen is a great choice if you are looking for quality and customizable contemporary windows. 

Sierra Pacific:

Sierra Pacific manufactures a wide range of contemporary windows perfect for your modern home, including its H3 Series double hung and picture windows offered in black. For a more contemporary look, use a combination of the two window styles. If you choose to go with Sierra Pacific, you can be assured of a cost and energy-efficient window. 

NT Window:

NT Window offers a selection of aluminum and vinyl windows that are a great contemporary choice for your home. Products such as its Twinsulator Series picture windows are the ones to go for, because of their slim frames and expansive glass, which offer a beautiful view and a contemporary image. NT windows are the perfect choice for you if you are looking for a contemporary window that promises little-to-no maintenance and long-lasting durability. 

Where to Buy Contemporary Windows

At this point, we have covered what a contemporary window really looks like, what to look for and what to avoid when buying contemporary windows, and some of the brands and manufacturers that offer these windows. So, what’s next? Making your purchase. Some window brands are available at big box stores like Home Depot or Lowes. This might be a good choice for you if you have a small project and plan on DIYing the window replacement. Some window companies like Pella sell direct-to-consumer and other companies like Andersen, Sierra Pacific, and NT Windows sell through window dealers. If you've done some research and really like a brand go to that company's website and look for their dealer locator tool to find a dealer or retailer near you. 

The best thing to do when buying a contemporary window is to remember that one size does not fit all. Your own personal preferences, budget and home style will play a huge role in your decision. Before purchasing your contemporary windows, contact a window retailer to get more information on pricing and brands, so that you can get the best contemporary windows for your space and budget.

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