A bay window is a window that protrudes from the house. It typically is comprised of three windows. This combination of windows can is customizable, but will often feature three identical windows, or a picture window with two smaller windows on the sides. Bay windows extend from the home, protruding outward into the yard and having a unique impact on both interior and exterior design.
Benefits of Bay Windows
Bay windows are known for their ability to raise curb appeal, while simultaneously allowing more external light to enter a home. Their aesthetic appeal makes them a major design upgrade your average single or double hung windows, while also requiring no additional interior space to implement. The three windows combine to form a near-curve that can help make the interior appear larger. Meanwhile, the daylight they allow to enter a home provides an airy, glowing ambiance to any room, and can even help reduce a home’s reliance on lighting. Bay windows’ ability to feature a single picture window at the center provides an undisturbed viewing area as well. Some other benefits of bay windows are:
- Improved Curb-Side Value
- Focal Point for Exterior Design
- Reduced Electricity Bills
- Solid Insulation
Since bay windows protrude from the home and extend into the exterior space, they provide more space on the interior that can be added to the floor plan. This exterior push also allows for an inside seat to be placed by the bay window, providing the perfect viewing location while simultaneously encompassing the same amount of interior space as a normal window. Bay windows also offer an upgrade in both exterior design and curb appeal, and quickly become a focal point for the exterior of the home, even from the ground level. Since bay windows feature a lot of glass, installing glass packages that are ideal for your climate can provide increased returns as well. Window performance ratings such as U-factor, SHGC, VT, Air Leakage and even impact rating can all be accentuated in a bay window, and ultimately help provide better returns for a homeowner.
Bay vs. Bow Windows
Bow and Bay windows are some of the most commonly compared windows on the market. Both options are style-friendly, and provide lots of exterior light. They both extend outward from the home, helping to capitalize and improve upon your existing floor plan, and provide solid ROI for a homeowner. Both windows will also offer more increased exterior light, which can make a profound impact in the winter time.
However, while the two window styles may look similar, there are some important differences between the two. Bay windows, for example, are composed of three windows, while Bow windows, are composed of four or more. This difference can ultimately be reflected in the size, shape, and combination options available to a homeowner. Bow Windows are also known for letting in even more exterior light than Bay Windows are.
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