What to Know About Bow and Bay Windows

When it comes time to replace your windows, knowing the different types can save you time and money. Bow and Bay windows are two windows you need to know about. 

What are the Differences

A Bow window is 4 or more windows in one opening with many different operating options.

Compared to a Bay window, which usually has 3 windows, two operational and one picture window in the middle. Most bays and  Bows require a small roof to be built over them after installation. The average bay and bow can weigh 300+ requiring more people to install safely. Both windows come at a higher cost due to the extra materials involved and the customization available. Head and seat boards can be insulated for additional protection for the elements. 

Benefits of a Bay or Bow Window

Both window types allow you to create a focal point in any room you choose. Bay and Bow windows can also enhance the curb appeal. Another advantage of both windows is that they make your room feel larger. They can bring in sunlight into a dark room, and they also add a new dimension to the room as well. We have plenty of options and colors to choose from.

Configuration Choices

Both can be ordered with different angle options. For example, a typical bow window has three or four windows at three similar angles – 15º, 30º, and 45º. Another option for bow windows is the five or six windows configuration. This setup can either do 10º or 15º.

On the opposite side, bay windows traditionally come with three windows. Likewise, bow windows, come in 15º, 30º, and 45º.

Do You Need Bay or Bow Windows Installed?

After reading over the article, you will be more empowered to find the best window installers in the area. Here at Semper Fi Roofing and Exteriors, we’re confident we can meet and exceed your expectations for your next window installation project with our team of experienced staff. We’re proud to serve residents in Milwaukee and SouthEastern Wisconsin.