The Difference Between Bay & Bow Windows

The Difference Between Bay & Bow Windows

February 23, 2022

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If you want your home to stand out from its neighbors, installing a bay or bow projection window is an excellent way to achieve this. Not only will the window add visual interest to your home’s exterior, it will also boost curb appeal, expand your view and provide more functional living area.

If you’ve started researching replacement window options, you may have already heard about bay and bow windows. It’s important to fully understand their differences to choose the style that will work best for your home. In this post, Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA explores the benefits of each window style to help you choose the one that works best for you.

Bay Windows

A bay window is made up of three or more windows that project out from the wall, with four projection angles up to a 90-degree box bay. There are a few different window styles that can be used in this configuration, but double-hung and casement windows are the most common. For example, our Certified Master Installers can install a fixed picture window flanked by two double-hung windows to provide you with an expansive view and additional floor area.

Bow Windows

Bow windows are similar to bay windows, with a graceful and elegant projection. Made up of four or more units, bow windows are generally larger than bay windows, with more glass area because they curve rather than meeting at angles. Bow windows are perfect for letting in more natural light to help your room look bigger and brighter, and with the additional space, you can create a cozy reading nook by adding a comfortable bench seat or add storage. Typically, the same window styles used for bay windows are used for bow windows—namely, picture, casement, double-hung and awning windows.

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When designing your window, you can choose from various grille styles, colors and hardware to complement your home’s architecture and make your bay or bow window unique. If you need assistance creating the perfect window configuration, our design team would love to help. To schedule a free consultation and get your replacement window  project started, give us a call today at 610-798-1708.

Hear From Our Customers

The entire team was excellent, professional, respectful, thoughtful, and was always attentive of our needs. They always asked questions before they started to make sure we were on the same page. We already noticed savings on our electricity. We are so happy we chose Renewal by Andersen.

I cannot say any more then I have, everyone that came from Renewal by Anderson has been one of the best experiences I’ve had dealing with a company. A big thank you.

From George, the salesman giving me a balance of wants and needs to Rosko and his team members doing a fantastic job on the window replacement and install. To the post inspection process and thank you package with additional information for cleaning and maintenance. All was great!

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