Bay windows provide many benefits, such as panoramic views, an abundance of natural light and unique architectural charm. Today, we share some key factors to consider if you’re thinking about investing in a bay window.
Bay windows are available in different styles. To pick the right, consider the room, your personal aesthetic preferences and the view outside. For example, greenhouse bay windows feature a glass top panel and are often installed in areas facing the garden, while box bays have side panels that are perpendicular to the wall and can work even in semi-narrow spaces.
Bay windows are basically a series of smaller windows put together, so you’ll need to pick a sash for each panel. Some bay windows work well with double-hung sashes, while others have casement sashes or even fixed picture windows. Either option has its own set of advantages and drawbacks; consider your lighting, security and energy efficiency needs when making your choice.
The frame material will have a big effect on your window’s looks, energy efficiency and even maintenance requirements. Viny and stainless steel frames are popular, but composites like Fibrex® are a cut above the rest due to their excellent energy efficiency and low-maintenance nature.
Custom windows give you the option to add features that can further improve the functionality of the unit. For example, you can dd protective grills on the outer side of the windows for better security. Other features include integrated book shelves or nooks that can turn your bay window into a place to relax.
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