Bow windows bring a layer of sophistication to your home’s architectural design. But they don’t just look good from the outside; they add light and ventilation to your home’s interior, and they frequently add enough floor space to house a window seat or accent furniture.
While bow windows are a type of bay window, their design is slightly different, and depending on your home’s other structural elements, one may be better suited for you than the other.
If you’d like more information on bow windows and whether they’re a good choice for your home’s window needs, contact Zen Windows Portland online or give us a call today. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and give you a free quote!
Composed of four to six windows, bow windows project from the home’s exterior in a soft, curved shape. This curved appearance is what distinguishes a bow window from a bay window: Because bow windows have more glass panes, they are able to achieve a gradual curve rather than the octagonal or hexagonal shape of bay windows. Additionally, bay windows protrude farther from the home than bow windows do. The structural design of your home, such as its proximity to the property line and its overhang, may determine for you whether a bay or bow window is your best option.
Adding bow windows to your home provides not only sophistication and elegance, also increased curb appeal and market value. Bow windows’ profile is slimmer than that of bay windows, making them a better option for homes that are close to sidewalks. And a bow window’s four to six panes let in more natural light. Enjoy unobstructed panoramic views from the comfort of your window seat — an additional boon to bow window installation.
Installing or replacing bow windows in your home is made simple when you consult with the experts at Zen Windows Portland. We don’t believe in using salespeople to convert inquiries into customers. You’ll enjoy a no-pressure conversation with our owner and take advantage of our no-money-down, double-warranty guarantee. Let us help make your home more beautiful with our professional bow window installation team.
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Bow windows can be highly efficient, but the energy efficiency of a bow window also depends on the type of window being used. A bow window with fixed windows will be slightly more efficient than a bow window that uses casement windows, since fixed windows have an unbroken seal around the entire perimeter.
The operation of a bow window depends on the type of windows used to create it. If you choose fixed windows for your bow window, there’s no operation necessary. If you choose casement windows, which open outward from the side, you can open and close each individually to control the amount of ventilation.
Homeowners often install bow windows for looks, ventilation, outdoor views, and natural light. Bow windows are unique in that they can be wrapped around corners to provide views from two different sides of the home.