Garden Windows

Garden Windows

Garden (or greenhouse) windows can be used to replace a standard flat window to create an in-home haven for gardeners of any skill level. This type of window projects outward from the existing structure to create a shelf or set of shelves that are commonly used to grow house plants, flowers, and herbs. Often times, an existing bay window can be converted into a garden window with the addition of shelving. In addition, Solar Innovations® can provide supportive base walls or the unit can be designed to install on an existing base wall. Regardless, custom garden windows from Solar Innovations® are designed to allow plants to thrive to their full potential and receive the maximum amount of sunlight that they need.

Traditional garden windows are lean-to structures that attach to the side of the home. Custom shapes, such as hip ends or double pitches, are also available. Since all sizes are completely custom, there are no standard designs or sizes you must maintain when working with Solar Innovations®. If you have an existing garden window which needs replaced and is a unique size, Solar can produce a new unit to fit your exact specifications.

After a garden window design is finalized, Solar Innovations® or one of their national dealers can complete the installation of the unit. If there is an existing garden window which needs replaced, Solar can also remove the window or possibly repair the unit to avoid a new installation. To discuss a future project, please contact your Solar Innovations® representative.

Mini Greenhouses

Since these structures serve as miniature greenhouses, almost any plant can be grown inside of a garden window. Many gardeners will grow various houseplants in their windows and also use it as a place to start growing seeds in late winter for their spring garden.

Benefits & Options

While full sized greenhouses can become expensive, garden windows offer a low-budget option for someone who wants to add some green into their home. As a result, our vinyl garden windows are one of the least expensive units on the market, even if the long-term durability of the vinyl is not ideal. Because of this, Solar Innovations also offers an all-aluminum garden window; the metal framework will not leak, warp, or rot like wood or vinyl do. There are eight standard colors available, along with any custom color your job may require.

Solar Innovations® also offers several unique decorative options for garden windows: grids, simulated divided lites (SDLs), applied radius corners, gothic corners, beveled glass, etched glass, or leaded glass. Copper cladding is also an option that is often added to the exterior of the window for aesthetic appeal. In addition, gridwork can be added to match the current windows of the home or to create a unique focal point.


Many times, garden windows are vented with the use of ridge vents or operable windows. If the garden window is under 100 square feet and uses insulated glass with a Low-E tint, the unit should not require additional ventilation; the existing structure’s heating and cooling system should take care of the garden window’s needs. However, if the garden window becomes a larger size, additional ventilation—such as awning/casement windows and ridge vents—can be used.

Custom Engineering for Custom Glazed Windows and Doors

Custom Engineered

Each Solar Innovations system is custom made to order based on your project needs and preferences. Our team of engineering experts has you covered.

Sustainable Products

Solar’s products are manufactured with outstanding thermal performance, durable framework, and sustainable materials making it a great option for your next project.

Made in America

All our products are designed and manufactured in the United States at our state-of-the-art facility in Pine Grove, PA.

Glass Variety

Solar Innovations has top of the line glazing solutions which include laminated, dual glazed, triple glazed, & marine glazed options just to name a few.