of Bay Windows
While window replacement is often done to save energy costs
and protect the interior of the home, new windows can also accentuate the
aesthetic of the exterior of the home as well. There are many different types
of windows, however. Homeowners considering a rounder or more angular look to
their home may be considering bow and bay window installation. These types of
windows help create a unique look to your home that can actually add to its
perceived resale value. Bay windows are often confused with bow windows. What’s the difference?
Bow Windows vs.
Bow windows are generally composed of a minimum of 4 panels that help shape
the window into a round look. Together, the panels form an arch. Bow windows
can use up to 8 panels to extend your home, creating a very useable ledge that
can be used to display all sorts of things inside of the home.
Bay windows are typically composed of 3 windows, a central window and two
side windows. The central window is a large fixed (stationary) panel that is
parallel to the existing wall, while the side windows are set at an angle. The
resulting effect is similar to that of bow windows; however, it has a more
angular look as it protrudes from the home. The side windows are often
casements or double-hung styles. On the interior, this again creates a deep
sill that can be used to display plants or photos. Below are a few more reasons to add bay
windows to your home.
Why Choose Bay
Add Value To Your
Bay windows give your home a clean, modern look from the outside. On the
interior, this style of window provides a feeling of elegance and additional
space. Often chosen for its aesthetic appeal, bay windows help to increase
resale value and the square footage of your home.
Allow Natural Light
Into Your Home
Bay windows give your home a panoramic view of the outside. Whether you’re
looking out onto a stunning view or simply your backyard, bay windows bring in
more natural light to your home. With three windows side-by-side, you will be
able to allow light in from all multiple directions.
We often choose to open the windows during the summer months to let in some
fresh air. With multiple operating panels, homeowners have the ability to
increase the ventilation in their homes and enjoy the cool summer breeze.
Bay windows can be found in any room. They can be found nearly anywhere in
Victorian homes, but have also become a popular alternative for enhancing
modern homes with their angular look. Used to accentuate both the interior and
exterior of the home, bay windows are commonly found in kitchens, living rooms
and master bedrooms.
For homeowners looking to add to the appeal and value of
their homes, bay windows are a very popular alternative that can be found in
nearly any room. Bay window installation can be a difficult process, so you’ll
want to have it done professionally. These windows need to be properly
supported and sealed to ensure that your home functions at maximum efficiency. Trust
Windows will provide a one-stop-shop solution to your bay/bow window needs.