When it comes to adding style and making creative use of space, the bay window is a superhero. With bow windows, you can squeeze a breakfast nook into a small kitchen, make a beautiful garden a room's best feature, create a comfy window seat for curling up with a good book, and any other cozy design imaginable.
Bow windows blur the lines between inside and out, letting in extra light and added living space. Read on to get the low-down on bow windows.
The cost of purchasing and installing bow windows depends primarily on the size of the window and materials used. However, for a 3x6-foot vinyl-clad 30-degree casement bow window, you’ll pay between $800 and $1,100. If you need specific cost estimates, contact a licensed window installer in your area.
As with any window option, durability depends greatly on the materials used. However, in general, bow windows are considered a durable window option.
The maintenance required for bow windows is minimal and consists mostly of routine cleaning and ensuring that all mechanical parts are working correctly. Here a few basic steps to keep yours looking fantastic:
It typically consists of an assembly of three windows—the two side windows, usually casement or double-hung to allow ventilation, are set at an angle (30, 45, 60, or 90 degrees) to the center window, which is often fixed and does not open. The entire assembly extends, sometimes several feet, outside the building’s exterior wall.
A bow window is a variation of the bay window, but consists of at least four sashes or more.
After the 1894 Building Act was changed to state that windows didn’t have to be flush with the exterior wall of a home, bow and bay windows took the Victorian and Edwardian era by storm.
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