Bay or Bow?
The first thing you should know is the difference between a bay window and a bow window. While both provide plenty of glass area and a great view, they are assembled in different ways.
A bay window is a combination of three or more “lights” or panels, with the largest panel in the center and aligned parallel to the side of your home. The flanking window panels are angled to connect the center panel to the home. The number of side panels dictates the angle at which the bay window extends outward. The center panel is generally fixed, while the side lights can be fixed or comprised of double hung or casement-style windows.
A bow window is also made up of multiple lights, typically all of the same size. The panels are arranged in a gentle curve, radiating out from the side of your home to create an elegant arc. Each of the lights is usually a casement window, which can be opened to allow in fresh air and cooling breezes.
We can help you choose which design is best for your home’s architectural style.
With such a wide expanse of glass comes a question: Will my new bay or bow window become a sieve for energy to escape from my home? When you choose to work with Nations Choice Windows the reassuring answer is emphatically “No!” The individual panels of our bay and bow windows are comprised of the same energy efficiency frame and glass materials found in each of our window styles.
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Adding a bay or bow window to your home is a beautiful way to bring more light into your life, while framing a beautiful view of the world. Ready to find out more? Call us at (703) 778-5300 to schedule a free, no obligation assessment of your home’s window needs by one of window experts. Or complete our convenient online form.