From the outside, bay windows are certainly an eye-catching addition to any home. The angled glass panels projecting outwards can fit most design styles easily, from the traditional Victorian to an ultra-chic and contemporary home. The advantages don’t end there. Let’s take a closer look at the bay window and its close relative, the bow window, and find out what makes them increasingly popular choices for homeowners everywhere.
Beauty and Value
The most common reason for bay window installation is aesthetics. These replacement windows have stood out since early colonial homes and they still do today. The glass panels project a certain clean appeal from the outside that’s simply not found in other types of windows. Indoors, bay windows don’t only offer additional space for a cozy reading nook in the living room, but they can also provide an area for banquette seating for a small breakfast table.
The additional real estate the bay window provides gives your home more space for indoor potted plants, bookshelves and many others. It’s this extra space that can increase your home’s resale value.
Light and Airy
Most bay windows make use of casement or double-hung panels. The option to open them at an angle gives your home more ventilation from any gentle breeze blowing from two or more directions.
Bay windows also offer a great panoramic view of the outdoors, and the large glass space allows more natural light to brighten up any room. Additionally, replacement bow and bay windows from Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix utilize the exclusive High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, a greener way to save on utilities that’s both water-spot-resistant and a breeze to clean.
It’s easy to mistake bow windows for bay windows. The basic concepts are similar and the main differences are simply construction. While bay windows typically have two to three panels, bow windows will have three to four more, allowing more flexibility in both form and function.
Call Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix today and ask us how our replacement bow and bay windows can beautify your home. Fill out our online contact form or reach us at (602) 562-1176. We serve the Greater Phoenix area, including Tempe, AZ.