Architectural interest, more open rooms and incredible style. That’s what a bay or bow window can give to your Colorado Springs home. While they have similar shapes, each window type has their own special strengths.
Pella of Colorado Springs can help you select the best option for your space.
Near-Identical Look with Huge Differences
To the untrained eye, bay windows and bow windows are nearly identical. They both extend outward from the walls of your home. And use a window opening to create a spacious feel.
But with just a little know-how and coaching, any homeowner can distinguish a bay or bow window.
What are Bay Windows?
Bay windows have:
- Three or more windows.
- A center picture window that can’t open.
- Two venting windows on either side that are available in different styles.
What are Bow Windows?
Bow windows have:
- Four or more windows.
- A profile that’s less angular and more curved.
- Windows that can be stationary or operable, typically in any combination you’d like.
Can You Open Bay Windows or Bow Windows?
Many times, venting windows on bay and bow models are casement windows. These hinged windows open outward.
Casement windows are a great choice for energy efficiency. According the U.S. Department of Energy, casement windows leak less air than single-hung windows.
What’s the Difference?
While both styles bring beauty and function to your home, there are three major differences that set them apart.
Because both window types add a three-dimensional factor to your home, they can really open up a room.
Bay windows are less curved and more angular. That means they can extend further out from your home—and generate some extra space in the process.
If you’re looking to add a cozy reading nook, a bay window might be the way to go. But if you don’t have the space to spare out there, a slimmer bow window could be the solution.
Both bay and bow windows add an incredible amount of light to your home. That’s a great asset for a fashionable home.
If you’re looking for the maximum amount of light, bow windows are a better fit for you. They’ll let you take advantage of increased angles of light—due to their multiple frames.
Every window is different, so there’s not directly a way to say which window style will be a decent fit for your budget without a quote.
Bow windows, however, can have a bit higher price. That’s because they require more windows.
Even so, the team at Pella of Colorado Springs can help you find a window that works for your style and budget.
Choose from Custom or Ready-to-Install Pella® Windows
At Pella, many of our bay and bow windows are ready to go in your home.
There are plenty of replacement windows to choose from—including offerings from our Architect Series®, Pella Lifestyle Series, Pella Impervia® and Encompass by Pella® lines.
That means you’ll be able to pick from vinyl, fiberglass or wood windows, as well as many exterior colors. Plus, our windows offer multiple configurations of both bay and bow styles.
If you don’t discover what you need in our made-to-order, ready-to-install options, don’t worry. At Pella, your options are practically limitless.
We can help you make custom windows that are perfect for your space. Whether you’re hoping for a box bay window, double-hung windows, different glass options or a custom grille design, we can do it.
Ready to see what a bay or bow window could do for your home? Stop into the Pella of Colorado Springs showroom or give our team a call at (888) 883-8364. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.