Head to a historic district like the ones in Baltimore or Washington, DC, and you’re bound to see bay windows featured prominently in the design of turn of the century homes. While generally part of more traditional home designs, they are equally at home in modern designs. With so many different bay window styles available, you will be able to find something to fit your home’s style. Give Master Seal a call to learn more about bay window installation in Maryland.
Types of Bay Windows
When it comes to the kind of bay window style you want to install, you have plenty of choices. You can incorporate different window sizes and styles, adjust the angle, and even add your own architectural details.
There are four general types of bay windows.
1. Box Bay Windows
Box bay windows are created by one flat front window with two windows flanking on either side at a 90-degree angle. As a result, they literally make the shape of a box.
2. Canted Bay Windows
Canted bay windows are probably the most classic of the bay window shapes and what you see in most homes. It also consists of a flat front window in the middle, but the windows that flank it on either side are at an angle.
3. Oriel Windows
Oriel bay windows are actually built into the side of a home. They are supported by an architectural bracket on the exterior of the home or a corbel of wood, stone, or brick.
4. Circle Bay Windows
Circle bay windows are the rarest of the styles listed here. They are a bay window on a grand scale, usually encompassing many panes of glass in a wide and tall expanse of windows. This option is not to be confused with a bow window which is a more modest semicircular design.
Bay Window Installation in Maryland
Installing new windows can have many benefits in addition to looking great. The benefits of installing windows include:
Reduced Energy Costs
New windows are more energy-efficient, meaning they allow better ventilation and insulate better as well. You save heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer. With all of the natural light that your new windows will be letting in, you won’t have to turn on the lights as much either.
UV rays can badly damage the fabrications and finishes in your home. Fabrics can fade, and wood finishes can bleach. The right window type insulates your house from UV rays, and window glass with argon acts as a sunscreen for your house.
Most new windows require little maintenance, especially those made of vinyl. They have superior insulating capabilities and have built-in sashes for easy access to the exterior glass for cleaning.
Quality windows offer endless style to add a little aesthetic punch to any home. But, by selecting form and function, the right windows can actually increase the value of your home and lower your insurance costs.
Master Seal Offers Bay Window Solutions
Bay windows can really make a statement, and we have many options here at Master Seal. We are proud to offer some of the best bay windows in the Baltimore area. Whether you are building a new home or renovating an existing home, our bay windows are ready-made for quick and easy installation.
Our expert installation team also installs:
- Vinyl replacement windows
- Bow windows
- Garden windows
- Steel entry doors
- Security storm
- Window awnings
- Pediments and pilasters
Browse our website to see our product selections and our customer reviews. Contact Master Seal at 855.608.1580 to schedule a free in-home estimate service for bay windows in Maryland.