Multi-paneled windows can be a beautiful addition to your home. They add more lighting, and they make the room look more majestic. That’s why many homeowners love these units. As a window contractor, we’ve met clients who’ve confused the two types. Here’s a breakdown of what makes them stand out, and which works best for your home.
What’s a Bay Window?
Bay windows are angled and jut out from your home. They are commonly used to add space inside the room. They are generally bigger in overall size, with a common size of 3×6 ft. You also get extra space, which is useful for furniture or storage.
The center of the bay window is a large picture window. This helps it bring in a panoramic view, while also adding more natural light inside each room. The windows at the side are operable windows like double-hung or casement windows. This is to add ventilation, making it more functional than a regular picture window.
What’s a Bow Window?
When you look at a bow window, they are generally less pronounced in angle. However, they are a round protrusion, creating a cleaner and more subtle addition. They take up more space and can bring more light inside.
Each of the bow window panels is operable as either sliding or hinged. They can also be fixed, like a picture window. You can enjoy a wider window replacement because bow windows use more panels. There can five or more at a time.
To guide you in shopping for the right replacement window, consult Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico. We provide quality installation services to residents of Albuquerque, NM, and other surrounding areas. Give us a call at (505) 312-6577 to discuss your window replacement plans. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule your FREE in-home estimate.