Comparing Bay Windows and Bow Windows

Comparing Bay Windows and Bow Windows

Bay windows and bow windows can both increase your home’s curb appeal. How do they compare to one another?

Bay windows and bow windows can both increase your home’s curb appeal. If you’re looking for a replacement window that is out of the ordinary, then you should think about adding one of these to your home. Still, it’s easy to confuse the two. How do they compare to one another?

More About Bay Windows

Bay windows are one of the many options you have when you want to upgrade the windows that are already in your kitchen. Unlike other windows, which are named after how many panes of glass they have, or how they open and close, bay windows are named for the effect they have on the room in which they are installed. Bay windows will bulge out from the side of the house to various degrees – you can choose angles of 90, 135, and 150 degrees. Most of the time, you’ll see square bays, but now and then, it’s possible to find triangular ones as well.  

More About Bow Windows

Bow windows are different from bay windows; because they have similar names, they are often confused for one another. A bow window presents a much smaller curve and does not so much create a place to sit as a bay window does. However, depending on how it is designed, a bow window can still add more space to the room in which they are installed.  

Which is a Better Fit?

Ultimately, deciding the better fit will depend on your home’s aesthetic. Look at the space you have for the window. A bay window will have at most three panes of glass, while bow windows feature 4-6 panes. If you want a window that adds more space to the room, then invest in a bow window. If you are looking to add some floor space, though, then the bay window is the better option.   

What Else Should You Know?

Once you have decided which window you would like, the next step is to determine how the installation process will go. If you keep anything close to the side of the house where the window will go, then you need to move them. The cost of the project will also vary – because you might opt for higher-quality materials and new shingles for your roof to match the new window.    

Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this fall with affordable replacement windows that will exceed your expectations. With our quality replacement window services, reasonable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the results. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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