Why Have a Bay or Bow Window Installed?
Nothing adds elegance to a room like a beautiful bay window. And, bow and bay windows can completely change the look and feel of a room—and extend its usable space—without forcing a homeowner to invest in a new room addition. Elegant and stylish, both bay and bow windows can make a room look and feel brighter, lighter and larger.
What is the difference? Well, a bay window is a multi-paned window with sharp edges that extends beyond the frame of a house, creating a “bay.” A bow window is bay window that does not have sharp edges. Instead, it is curved, to create a round or rounded area. Of all window types, bow and bay windows are typically the most expensive, but they offer a number of unique benefits, including:
- They can dramatically improve a home’s curb appeal and value.
- They can be used to create cozy living space, like reading nooks and seating areas.
- They allow more light into an area, making it look larger and more inviting.
If you’re looking for a way to dramatically improve the look and feel of your home without having to deal with an actual renovation, you may want to look into having a new bay window installed. Although they are pricier than other types of windows, bow and bay windows are good investments, and they’re highly customizable, so finding just the right style and type for your home is just a matter of carefully considering all of your options.
Types of Bow and Bay Windows
Specialty windows like bow and bay windows are typically customized to the unique environment and aesthetics of the home for which they’re being built. Typically, however:
- Bay windows are 3-paneled windows, which creates the hard-angled effect that they’re known for.
- Bow windows have anywhere from 4 to 6 window panels, allowing them to curve in an arc, which creates a rounded effect.
- Both bow and bay windows can be operational (meaning that they can be a type of window that can be opened, like a casement window or single hung window) or they can be picture windows (meaning that they do not open but offer a view).
- Both bay and bow windows can be made from wood, vinyl or fiberglass window frames, offering the benefits and drawbacks of whatever material they are constructed from.
- Small bay windows (typically put in the kitchen) are called garden windows.
Regardless of the type or style of bay/bow window you choose, you’re sure to find that it offers a level of beauty and grace that few other windows can match.
Our Bay and Bow Window Installation Services
If you want a new bay or bow window installed in your home, call us. We have nearly 30 years of experience installing windows in Milwaukee and throughout the area.
Call us today at (414) 840-5211 for a free estimate.