The Window Source Learning Basic Window Types: Bow & Bay Windows New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine
What are Bow & Bay Windows
Bow & bay windows are structures formed by multiple windows set together in a protuberance from the home. A bay window has three openings where as a bow window usually has four or five. A bay window’s overall structure consists of a picture window in the center with two (usually smaller) windows flanking it. With only three windows, bay windows are angular. A bow window’s structure is more curved, creating a rounded appearance on the outside of the home. The flanking windows may be double hung or casement windows.
Some other notable differences are as follows:
- As mentioned, bay windows have three openings whereas bow windows usually have four or five (usually referred to as a ‘four-lite bow’ or a ‘five-lite bow’.)
- A bay window’s overall structure is made up of a center picture window flanked by two other windows. A bow window’s structure is curved, creating a rounded appearance on the outside of the home.
- The angular lines and flat planes of a contemporary bay window are often considered more modern. The semi-circular outer structure of a bow window is architecturally more Victorian.
- Bay windows come further from the exterior of the house and can accomodate a bench seat on the interior.
- Bow windows generally allow more light to come into the room since they have more glass than bay windows.
- Bow windows can be wrapped around the corner of a building.
Anatomy of Bow & Bay Windows
Professionally Installed Bow & Bay Windows in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine
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