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The Separation Between Bay Windows & Bow Windows

Know Which Elegant Window Style Works for Your Home

Windows come in many different styles with each providing a unique aesthetic that the others do not. At Precision Home Products, we have several of these styles from which you can choose and two of our most elegant ones are bay windows and bow windows. These two windows are among the hardest to differentiate between since both are grand in size and design. The production of these windows require the use multiple smaller windows. The component windows used are attached adjacently to one another and create either an angular or rounded arch, depending on whether you choose bay or bow. The size of these two windows usually make them better suited for larger homes, though bay windows can work with smaller homes as well.

What Makes a Bay Window: Design & Composition

Bay windows are comprised of three smaller windows with the center window usually being larger than the flanking windows. Since the center window is the one primarily used for viewing and is the focal point, many homeowners choose to use a picture window. The picture windows design gives it the ability to provide large, unobstructed views, which makes it ideal for the center of a bay window. The flanking windows are typically casement or double-hung work. Each of these provide a great deal of airflow to create a wonderful system for natural ventilation. The windows are adjacently attached to one another and the flanking windows angularly attach to the wall to create the distinctive protruding shape indicative of this window style.

What Makes a Bow Window: Design & Composition

Bow windows are very similar to bay windows with the main differences being its larger size and increased number of compositional windows. A bow window’s increased size can be attributed to it using four to six windows rather than just three. The compositional windows are of equal sized and proportion to create a more symmetrical, arched design that many find more visually appealing than the angular look of a bay window. The windows are attached to one another in such a way that they produce a soft, rounded curve, which is a bow window’s most prominent feature. The large size of the bow window makes it capable of producing larger amounts of natural lighting and ventilation.

Additional Benefits of Bay & Bow Windows

Each of these windows are unique in their own right but they do share similar benefits. They are both designed to provide homeowners with increased daylighting and ventilation potential as well as extra interior space. This space is provided by their unique arched design that forces the window beyond your home’s exterior wall. The extra depth created provides your home’s interior a little nook that’s great for shelving or window side seating. Best of all, when you choose Precision Home Products as the source for your replacement windows, you can be certain that they’ll look great on your home. Embrace elegance and beauty in your home by contacting us for a free consultation today.

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