Many people may think homes based on contemporary architecture need a very specific style of window, but contemporary homes can accommodate several styles. As a matter of fact, you can choose just about any window replacement style for your contemporary home.
Here are some window styles that we recommend:
- Window Walls – Perhaps the most popular modern window style is a bank of floor to ceiling picture windows, also known as window walls. Most contemporary architectural styles use a simple, almost frameless approach to window walls, but certain styles — like the International Modern — incorporate asymmetrical design, sometimes spanning multiple walls. Combined window styles require frames with structural strength, and this is where our Fibrex® material excels. Fibrex is twice as strong as vinyl frames and can support the added weight from the glass.
- Sliding Windows – These are favored for their space economy, which makes them ideal for areas where the operation of other window styles may become problematic or impossible. Renewal by Andersen® sliding windows feature a special track roller design that allows operation so smooth, it feels like the sashes are gliding on air, which is why we’ve taken to calling them gliding windows.
- Narrow Windows – Miesian Modern architecture is a style pioneered by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and is recognized for its central steel structure that supports the roof. For homes designed under this style, narrow horizontal windows are perfect. These windows can be combined with other window styles, so you can allow ventilation, as needed.
- Box Bay Windows – Traditionally shaped bay or bow windows are more likely to look out of place in contemporary homes. But bay windows can be built with 90-degree sides, essentially making them box-like bay windows. You can enjoy their benefits, such as additional space for seating and storage. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass blocks harmful UV rays and lets you add window seats without worrying about faded fabrics.
- Casement Windows – The humble casement window is the most energy-efficient operable window style, thanks to the sashes that press against the frame when closed. Renewal by Andersen casement windows work in just about any home style, and can be built as standard single sash or custom French-style, double sash configurations.
If you would like to explore replacement window styles for contemporary homes, call Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix today at (602) 562-1176. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home, no-obligation estimate. We are located in Tempe, AZ and serve nearby areas including Scottsdale, Arizona.