Bay Windows

Bay or bow windows are a combination of fixed and operable windows that form a curved shape extending beyond the exterior walls of a building. Bay windows typically consist of three windows, with two operable ones angled outward and one fixed window in the center, featuring sharper angles compared to bow windows.

On the other hand, bow windows comprise four or more windows joined to create a smooth curve, with each window usually being of the same size and shape.

These types of windows protrude from the exterior of a home, maximizing interior space while providing increased natural light and ventilation. They offer panoramic views and a sense of depth to the room.

Bow windows, being wider than bay windows, are best suited for exterior walls or corners with ample space of 80 inches or more.

Bay windows, with their angular lines, are commonly found in transitional and contemporary homes, whereas bow windows are favored in traditional and Victorian-style residences.

Bay windows are also referred to as box bay windows or oriel windows, while bow windows may also be known as compass windows or curved windows.

Simonton Bay Windows

These high-quality replacement bay windows are made of top-grade vinyl and offer excellent resistance to heat transfer and air leakage. This is achieved through features like low-conductivity frames, Low-E glass, gas fills, and thermally efficient spacers that create tight seals. With these elements working together, your home can maintain a comfortable temperature more effectively, potentially reducing the need for frequent use of your HVAC system. As a result, the cost savings on energy bills could eventually offset the investment in these new windows.

PGT Bay Windows

PGT replacement bay windows are specifically designed to minimize noise penetration, decrease energy usage and expenses, and block out 99% of harmful UV rays. These windows are equipped with multi-point locking mechanisms and constructed from durable vinyl, enhancing their ability to withstand severe weather conditions.

Impact Rated Bay Windows

Both Simonton and PGT offer impact bay windows, sometimes called hurricane windows. Built with sturdy frames and glass that can withstand strong impacts. This ensures that the glass won’t break or be damaged by powerful winds. Even if an object hits the window at high speed, it will remain fully intact, though the outer layer of glass may shatter. This means that the window structure remains solid, keeping the interior of the home safe from external elements.


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