Five Different Bay Window Types
Bay windows consist of three or more different windows that
project outward from a room. Due to the wide multiple viewing area,
bay windows are an architect's favorite addition to breakfast and
study nooks. Often they are trimmed out with seats built against
the interior walls. Bay windows are popular because they add a
unique architectural element to a dwelling. Several bay window types are available, and
your local widow contractor should be familiar with construction
and installation requirements for all different versions of bay
Bay Window Types
Here are some different types of bay windows:
- Typical or standard bay window. This type of
bay window is built using three walls. Two smaller walls built with
30- or 45-degree angles meet a straight wall that protrudes outward
from the main exterior wall. Usually, the windows in the smaller
side walls are casement or double-hung windows to allow for
ventilation, while the main center window is a fixed pane of
tempered glass due to the weight of the roof above it.
- Box bay window. This type of bay window is
constructed using 90-degree angles so that the protrusion forms a
box. Like bay windows, box windows usually have a sitting area, or
even shelving inside.
- Garden bay window. This is a window similar to
a greenhouse that protrudes from the house. However, the entire
window comprises the bay; walls are framed straight. Garden bay
windows are a great addition to kitchens.
- Bow window. This is a slightly rounded version
of a bay window and usually is made from combination of segmented
window panes that form a slight radius.
- Circle bay window. Popular in bedrooms and
master suites, circle bay windows offer dramatic architectural
style. Circle bay windows can be found wrapping the corners of
older buildings. They are comprised of many different panes that
form a semi-circle.
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