5 options for homeowners who want modern windows
So your homeowner is looking for a fresh look? Good news, Andersen carries the best selection of contemporary windows and doors.* Here’s your guide to helping them bring a modern look to life — no matter their budget, location, or other needs.
What makes a window modern?
A modern or contemporary window is less decorative and meant to blend in with the home’s design, ultimately putting the focus on views and light.
Characteristic features include:
- Thin frames with simple styling (you won’t see lots of texture or ornamentation).
- Darker colors, like black or dark bronze, as well as natural wood, like white oak.
- Either no grilles, or grilles in a ladder-like pattern — for example, grilles in a one-over-four specified equal light pattern.
- Sleek hardware with right angles and low profiles.
- Large-scale windows, think floor-to-ceiling windows, and large-scale window combinations — for example, mulled-together picture and awning windows.
- Window types like casement, awning, gliding, and picture.
Keep reading for the window series that make it easy to create a modern look.
Our most customizable product line, the E-Series features windows with thinner frames and minimalist profiles. They’re available in a wide array of dark colors and wood types, plus custom shapes and sizes. Sleek hardware is available as are all the go-to contemporary window types. This is the right choice for the homeowner who wants ultimate design control.
400 Series contemporary profile
Our ever-popular 400 Series now has a contemporary option with a frame that’s ultra-sleek. It’s available in dark colors like black or dark bronze. Contemporary window types, including picture, casement, and awning windows, are available along with contemporary folding hardware.
Our streamlined 200 Series offers a few of our most popular window sizes and most popular window types, including go-to contemporary options: gliding and picture windows. Frames are simple and clean, and sleek hardware is available.
Our budget-friendly 100 Series features windows with feature flat and unobtrusive frames perfect for creating a clean, contemporary look. Frames come in black and dark bronze, and hardware is simple and similarly unobtrusive.
Tip: This is a particularly great choice when a homeowner is looking for a black composite window that will perform in a harsh climate — read more about 100 Series performance.
In the Southwest, our contemporary All-Aluminum windows are available. They feature clean lines and lots of glass, plus dark color options and sleek hardware. Our go-to contemporary window types are available through this product line, plus there's the option to go all-in on glass by ordering a window wall.
Next up: If your homeowner needs some help working through the selection process, we’ve got a cheat sheet designed to help them pick out modern windows.
*2022 Andersen brand survey of U.S. builders, architects, and homeowners.