Bow windows are loved for the added light and ventilation they provide, the vintage style they bring to a home, and their ability to house a window seat or accent furniture. While bow windows are similar to traditional bay windows, their design is slightly different. Depending on your home’s other structural elements, one may be better suited for you than the other. Bow windows don’t protrude from the home as much as bay windows, making them a great addition for homes with smaller lots.
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Comprising four to six window panes set at a gentle angle, bow windows project from the home’s exterior in a curved shape. This curved appearance is what distinguishes a bow window from a bay window: Bow windows have more glass panes and achieve a gradual curve, rather than the sharper octagonal, hexagonal, or square shape of bay windows. 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 not only provides sophistication and elegance but also increases the market value of your home. A bow window’s profile is slimmer than a bay window’s, making it a better option for homes that are too close to sidewalks or have an unsupportive structural design for bay windows. Because bow windows are made up of four to six windows, they let in more natural light than a standard flat window. You’ll be able to enjoy unobstructed panoramic views from the comfort of your window seat.
However, if increased ventilation is a must for your home, bow windows may not be your best choice. Bow windows frequently feature fixed windows rather than operable ones, due to their complex design, so there are fewer openings for ventilation. Additionally, because bow windows are made with more glass and take up more space, they are much more expensive to install or replace than bay windows or traditional picture windows.
Installing or replacing bow windows in your home is made simple when consulting with the experts at Zen Windows Kansas City. We don’t believe in using salespeople. You’ll experience a no-pressure conversation with our owner and get 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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