Many do not realize that there are differences between a bay and a bow window. It’s easy to understand why people may think they are the same. They sound so similar, and both are picture windows. The main differences between the two are how many window sections are, how the sections are arranged, and the shapes. One of the biggest reasons people install bay and bow windows is to add space to their living areas. If you’re curious about what type of window will look best in your home, then give the Master Seal team a call at 855.608.1580. We will walk you through expert bay and bow window installation in the greater Baltimore area.
A bay window is typically made up of 3 window sections consisting of a center picture window flanked on either side by a smaller angled window. These are hard angles rather than a circular shape in a bow window. The angles can range anywhere from 30 to 90 degrees, depending on the size, style, and level of customization the client desires.
Bay windows protrude out from the house’s exterior wall and can actually add more floor space to the interior of the room it is installed in. It can be a great place to have a larger piece of furniture like a dining room table, sofa, or even build in a window box for extra seating in the room. Having a large expanse of windows like this gives you a great view of your exterior to enjoy your landscaped surroundings, a skyline, or even pets and children outdoors. Depending on the size, a bay window can even be considered added square footage in your house.
Master Seal is proud to offer some of the best bay windows in the Baltimore and Washington DC area. Choose from ready-made and custom options for your construction and renovation projects.
A bow window is symmetrically designed, using the same size and kind of window in each section. Another thing that makes it very different from a bay window is its shape. Instead of being made up of two angled sides, the window sections are installed to create an overall rounded shape. It’s usually made up of 4 or 5 sections instead of the bay window’s three sections, so it tends to be larger than a bay style. Bow windows also let more light into the room than a bay window since they are larger.
Just like a bay window, a bow window offers a dramatic and unique look to any room. Seeing the difference a room takes on in comparison to when it had smaller windows is quite visually impactful. The added space, enhanced view outdoors, and increased natural light will make you want to spend more time in this room than before. Plus, with quality constructed windows, like the ones offered at Master Seal, the material and insulation bring more energy efficiency to your home all year round.
Bay And Bow Window Installation
Installation of smaller standard-size single or double-hung windows or even replacing an existing bay or bow window is more manageable than installing a large window into a wall with no previous window. New bay window installations may require adding to the existing floor plan to accommodate the shape and support the added floor space. With bow window installation, you will need to consider the curve of the bow and make sure it will fit into the new or existing window opening.
Any added installation costs will be worth it in the end. You will see how your new bay or bow window transforms the room. The large open view and added natural light will be things you’ll enjoy for the rest of your years in your home.
In addition to bay and bow windows, we can install:
- Glass block
- Garden windows
- Single and double-hung windows
- Entry doors
- Security storm doors
- Window awnings
- Pediments and pilasters
Master Seal Installs Windows in Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Are you ready to choose a bay or bow window for your home? If so, Master Seal can help you with professional, hassle-free installation in Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Either style will be a beautiful addition to any home, adding aesthetic value, energy efficiency, and resale value. Call us today at 855.608.1580 for a free estimate and to schedule a no-obligation appointment with our team.