What are Bow and Bay Windows?

What are Bow and Bay Windows

Bow and Bay Windows are externally projecting types of window structures which are fitted with more than three casements. These types of windows are most suitable for large rooms, such as living rooms, large bedrooms, reception areas, also relevant are bathroom bay window. The structures are very convenient in practical terms and are endowed with unparalleled aesthetic qualities. Bow and Bay Windows differ in configuration, while the technical specifications may be the same.

When comparing Bow and Bay Windows, it is important to note their similarities. Both types of windows project outwards and both can be the kind of functionality that will let more light, more air into the room, add character to the exterior, making it stylish and elegant. They will provide a great view inside the room as well as outside. The number of panes, their size and the presence of separating frames make the windows not only a protective construction, but also an appropriate decoration for the building.

Differences between Bow and Bay Windows

Let’s look at the differences between the designs.

Bay window is a three sash window with angular projection, each sash can be operational depending on the practical purpose of the window and the customer’s wishes. The design of the window can be different. Often the Bay window consists of one large window in the centre and two smaller ones on the sides.  Due to the large area space it is much more functional to have double-glazing, so you have plenty of natural light without the internal temperature of your home being affected. Often the Bay window consists of one large window in the centre and two smaller ones on the sides. The bend angle is calculated according to the design guidelines and can be non-standard. With its semi-circular external structure, this window design will suit any architecture and will be an ideal addition to any variation of classic style.

Bow Windows have a larger number of sashes, projecting further from the façade wall into the outside space. In this way more space is added internally, which can be used effectively and efficiently for decoration or equipped with a function, for example as an ideal seating area. The price of the Bow Windows differs from the Bay window cost because of the larger glazing area.

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Bow and Bay Windows configuration

A Bay Window is a combination of three or more panes of glass in different sizes. Typically, they have a fixed centre pane and two working side panes, positioned at an angle in relation to the house wall and the centre of the window. The angles can be up to 90 degrees, which forms a Bay window.

Bow Window glazing is usually wider, consisting of four, five or six windows, the angles of which are all the same in relation to each other to create a curved appearance. The curve is more convex, making the room visually larger.

Pros and cons of Bow and Bay Windows

Bow and Bay Windows are unquestionably endowed with many advantages, among them:

  • Style. The windows are a striking feature on a building’s facade.
  • Functionality. Bow and Bay Windows are a large-scale source of natural light and an element that enlarges a room.

If you choose to have uPVC double glazed Bow or Bay Windows, Technical features include excellent security features, noise insulation and energy efficiency.

The disadvantages are the large glazing area, which would not be suitable for smaller rooms. Given the technical design, a bow or bay window quote is usually more expensive than standard windows.

Why Prestige Plus recommends you choose Bow and Bay Windows

Bow and Bay Windows are not only state-of-the-art in design, but also conform to basic technical standards to ensure total comfort and aesthetic enjoyment.

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