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What is the difference between a bay and bow window? 

That is what we are going to explain here.  A is usually the focal point of the front view of a home.  Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse offers both types of windows. 

 Bay or bow windows can make any room feel larger than it really is.  The extra space gives views of the outside you can not get with other types of windows.  The extra light it allows in is welcoming to any room and the way the shell protrudes out from the house will completely transform both the interior and exterior of the home.

 

So what is the difference between a bay or bow window?

 At initial look they actually look very similar.  Both windows protrude out from the house some with their own roof and some without.

 A bay window has three openings, usually with a picture window in the center and either a double hung or casement window on each end of the window.  A bow window is three to five sections in curved  angles from one side to the other with either a double hung or casement window on each end.  Both window will jut out from the house in the middle.

 The bay window has a larger picture window in the center giving you a bigger, clearer view of the outside.  This window is sometimes considered more appropriate for modern, contemporary homes.  The bow window, while letting in the same amount of light as a bay will have more windows in total but they are smaller in width.  Bow windows are ideal for Victorian type homes thought either window will be at home just fine in any home.  The choice is more about your taste.

 

How much do bay and bow windows cost?

 Compared to a similar flat window, a bay or bow window can cost 2 to 2.5 times as much.  The additional material used in the frame of the window, more glass and the labor to build the window results in the higher cost.  In addition to the higher window cost, installation of a bay or bow window takes longer with more trim work on the inside and outside.

 

 

Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse carries the Uni-Shield line of energy efficient Bay and Bow windows.  With many options of size, color and shapes our design consultants can create a bay or bow window to beautify your home.  Call now or fill out our contact form on our website to arrange a free no-obligation consultation.