What Is a Bay Window?
A bay window is a casement of windows put together to project from the wall. Unlike traditional windows which are mounted flat to the wall.
They are usually made up of between 3-5 window sections. Fitted together to make up one projecting unit creating more space and light for the household.
There are many different styles available to choose from.
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- Bay Window Styles
- Bay Window Configurations
- What are the Benefits of Bay Windows?
- Bay Window Materials
Bay Window Styles
While all bay windows are the same in the sense that they project away from the wall. Rather than being flat across the wall. There are many different styles available.
Each offers a different unique look to the outside of your home.
Bow windows are curved bay windows generally made up of lots of smaller sections fitted together to give a rounded effect from the outside.
They also provide more light than standard bay windows and generally 4 or 5 openings rather than the usual 3.
Box bay windows are square bay windows made up of the standard 3 sections but put together in a box like shape with 2 flat sides protruding from the wall and one section flat across the front.
Circle Bay Windows
Circle bay windows are made up of one rounded section which creates a smooth semi-circle coming out of the building with multiple windowpanes all the way round.
Bay Window Configurations
Because a bay window can be created in so many different styles, they can offer so many different options.
This gives homeowners the chance to experiment with different styles. Offering more space and lighting options when compared with standard windows.
Many homeowners are often attracted by the additional ventilation provided by opening the side windows to gain extra airflow. This helps to keep your home cooler in the summer months.
The most popular configurations for bay windows use either casement windows or double-hung windows.
Casement windows give you the option to open the entire window meaning you can adjust the panel to let in the desired amount of air flow in to your household.
Double-hung Bay windows provide air flow in a different way. Although you can only open half the window at a time, you can choose to open the top, bottom or both halves of the sashes to get the desired air circulation.
What are the Benefits of Bay Windows?
Bay windows have many advantages. From adding a stunning visual effect to the outside of the property whilst creating a more spacious living area indoors.
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Listed here are some of the benefits that can be achieved by installing a bay window to your home:
- Better all-round views
- Increased air circulation
- Added value to the property
- Low maintenance
- Added space to living area
- Allow more light into the household
- Durable window style can resist most weather conditions
As well as above there are many other options for creating amazing uses for the space created by your new bay window including a window seat, a flower window box or even just for extra storage space.
Bay Window Materials
Bay windows are made from a range of materials including Upvc, Aluminium, wood, and composite.
The most popular are Upvc they are long lasting require very low maintenance and are also the cheapest option available on the market.
Wood is also a very popular option. Even though the maintenance requirements are some what more and can drastically shorten the overall life span of the window if not regularly maintained.
The price tag for wooden bay windows can be considerably higher than the windows manufactured from the other materials listed above.
But it still remains one of the most popular options for UK homeowners mainly due to the stunning aesthetic achieved by using these timber made products.
To conclude this article, we hope we have helped you to make an informed decision about installing a new bay window into your home.
We have discussed the various styles and configurations available. The materials used to manufacture the windows and the advantages that can be gained by installing a double-glazed bay window to your household.
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