Types of Replacement Windows: Bow & Bay

The overall design of a home is difficult to change without making major, costly renovations. But installing a new, eye-catching Projection Window is one simple way to refresh and gain new perspective in your home. From living room to a living masterpiece, installing Bow and Bay windows can dramatically update the look of your home while making rooms feel larger and brighter. Here at Renewal by Andersen of Maine, we enhance breakfast nooks, have plants thank us on a regular basis, and create a space that the four-legged friends don’t like sharing with humans. Bay and Bow windows are an unbelievable transformation if using the right product installed by Certified Master Window Installers.

Let’s review the differences between a Bay and Bow window:

Bow Windows

Defined by their elegance and gentle arch, Bow windows offer a traditional appeal. In essence, think of the top-profile projecting out from the house like a “bow”. They are generally designed by combining 4-6 Picture window and Casement window styles in such a way as to create a wide, beautiful view with windows that can ventilate. Bow windows are usually installed into living rooms where you can have a window seat to get as close to the outdoors as possible.

Bay Windows

Want up to twice the field of view when looking outdoors? This Projection Window is more angular than Bow windows and provide added space in any room. Depending on obstructions that may cause a novice remodeler to make costly mistakes, we carefully inspect the inside as well as the outside to be sure a Bay Window can be installed flawlessly before we provide any project quote.

Do you have an existing Bay or Bow window that is sagging? When you turn to Renewal by Andersen of Maine we can show you how our Projection Windows will never fail over time. With our Hidden Suspension System providing 1,200 pounds per support, the only time our Bay and Bow windows need knee bracing is if the homeowner likes the aesthetic for their home! What if the area you want a Bay or Bow window installed is up on a second story? Our Renewal by Andersen Certified Master Installers have been trained and installed hundreds of Projection Windows. We will be prepared for a smooth install on any floor of the home.

First, you will work closely with our design team to choose the window styles that will comprise the system. The common choices are Picture, Double Hung, or Casement, but other styles can be incorporated in order to fit your vision for your home.

In addition, and as hard as it is to believe, our warranty will cover the product and installation of these Bay and Bow windows.

To start your own Bow or Bay window project, give us a call or visit our Contact Us page to request a free, in-home quote.


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