Atrium is the largest manufacturer of windows in North America. So you shouldn’t be too short on options for replacement windows. Bow windows are essentially curved bay windows. In a bay window, the overall shape is much more angular and comprised of three windows. Bow windows bring together four or five casement windows to form one large, picturesque curved window.
Bow windows, like their bay cousins, protrude out of the side of the home, providing a panoramic view of the outdoors as well as a large windowsill. Bow windows are somewhat rare, although in the internet age, it’s not too difficult to find one. They are typically custom-made and very expensive.
Atrium bow windows come with vinyl or aluminum frames. They are all dual-paned with optional grids installed between the glass panes. The “flankers,” or two end windows, may be casement or single-hung and operable. The center is a fixed picture window. Atrium bows come fully assembled and ready to install.
The Atrium company owns several window subsidiaries. So if you didn’t know any better, you might be buying an Atrium window without realizing it. That also means that, even if Atrium windows seem unavailable in your region, you may have access you weren’t aware of.
Like most any other window, there are a slew of screen, hardware and glass options available. Note that Atrium bow windows do not come with standard Low-E glass, but it is an upgrade option. Atrium offers a lifetime warranty on window components, a 50-year warranty on the glass (although the company will only cover 100% of costs for 20 years), and the warranty is transferable.
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