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What is the difference between Bay windows and Bow windows?

Bay Windows:

Bay windows are the combination of three or more windows that angle out beyond the exterior wall but are normally built to be from the ground up. They can even be installed as four projection angles to include up to a 90 degree box bay. As the bay window protrudes outside the exterior wall, you will be able to enjoy an extended view and even additional space for maybe extra seating, table or a TV.

Bow Windows:

Just like bay windows, bow windows extend beyond the exterior wall, but are not built from the ground up. Bow windows sweep away from the wall in an arch shape of 3 or more windows.  Bow windows are typically larger than the bay window style and has more glass area because of a curve without corners. As with bay windows, you could add a window seat to your bow window depending on the height of your bow window. If you are adding a bench seat below your window, it’s wise to consider building in extra storage.

What styles of Bay and Bow Windows are available?

There are 4 types of bay and bow windows.

Bay and Bow windows have been around for hundreds of years and in that time they haven’t really changed. You could incorporate different styles of windows, you could change an angle and add a few extra superficial details. This would provide you with a wide variety of design options to fit your preferences. Even with all that design flexibility, there are really only four different types of bay windows:

1. Original Canted Bay and Bow Windows

Original Canted bay windows have the classic shape you would expect to see in a bay window. They have a flat front with angled sides and are only found on the first level of homes and buildings.

2. Box Bay and Bow Windows

Box bay windows are structurally the same as canted windows. The difference is that the flanking windows on the side meet the front window at a 90 degree angle, creating the shape of a box.

3. Oriel Windows

Oriel bay windows are the oldest form of bay windows, first popularized on mansions during the English Renaissance. They are built into the side of a home, never touching the ground, so they can be found on any story of a home or building. To provide structural support to an oriel window, there’s usually a decorative bracket or corbel of wood, stone, or masonry underneath the windows.

4. Circular Bay and Bow Windows

Circular bay windows are less common but they are distinct enough to have their own category. They are defined by larger panes of glass on the three sides of the bay and additional panes above the windows. Circle bay windows typically feature the most intricate moldings and ornamental details of any type of bay window.

What is the difference between a bay and a bow window?

A bay window has three openings, available in angled projections. A bow window usually has four or five. A bay window’s overall structure consists of a picture window with two other windows, usually smaller, on either side. A bow window’s structure is curved, creating a rounded appearance on the outside of the home.

Which costs more a bay or a bow window?

Bay and bow windows are both more expensive than regular window replacements. You are adding an architectural feature, after all. But, bow windows are typically much more expensive than bay windows. Bow windows are usually twice as large as bay windows, which raises the price.

 

Bay Window Vs Bow Window:

When you’re choosing between a bow vs bay window, you need to think about your home’s design.

Bay windows look great in modern homes because of their angled shape. You’ll also notice them in medieval buildings, which means they’ve been popular around the world for hundreds of years. Colonial homes are also known for having bay windows.

Bow windows are part of a newer design movement. The curved design is typically found in Victorian homes.

Bay windows are the most versatile choice, since they look great in modern, colonial, and traditional homes. If you have a Victorian or a traditional style home, a bow window would fit right in.

It’s very important to get the right Bay and Bow windows installer for your home.

Everyone has their own personal reasons for wanting to replace old windows and doors. You should shop around to find your ideal double glazed windows company.

Whether you are looking to lower the cost of your fuel bills, or maybe your current windows are no longer aesthetically-pleasing. Whatever your reason be sure to see what options are available.

There is a lot more to choosing new windows than meets the eye. Not only do you have to decide on the style of window that will suit the look of your home. You also need to think about the type of material of the frame, what type of glazing, single, double, triple.

Also you need to think about the opening options. These are all very important elements to consider. In helping you see and understand the different aspects of glazing. We think it will help you make the right decisions, leading you to new windows and doors. Which will help keep you safer, warmer and happier for many years to come in your home.

How Much Do Bay and Bow Windows Cost?

Bay and Bow windows prices for a UPVC white Bay / Bow Window (3 sections), size 2400mm x 1200mm start at £1,090. Compare this to UPVC Casement Window Prices which start at about £150 and rise up to around £2500. This is dependent on the style and type of window you choose to have. A single casement window with a uPVC frame starts at around £150, whereas a sash window starts from around £450. It is advisable to do some research, so you can budget accordingly for your new windows or replacement windows.

There are a number of different factors including the size of the windows you choose to have installed. Also the number of windows, the style of the windows, the material used for the frames. The company you choose to do the work, and whereabouts you live in the country.

A quick overview on costs from local double glazing companies are as follows:

White UPVC Double Glazing Casement Window cost on average:

Casement windows are Britain’s most popular window because they are competitively priced and offer a modern look to your property. UPVC White Casement Window with no opening 500m x 500m £150 – £185, 1000m x 500m £185 – £210, 1000mm x 10000mm £210 – £250, 1200mm x 1200mm £250 – £285. With one opening 500mm x 500mm £260 – £300, 1000mm x 500mm £280 – £330, 1000mm x 1000mm £315 – £385, 1200mm x 1200mm £355 – £450. Please add around 25% to the costs for coloured UPVC frames.

Sash UPVC Double Glazing Windows cost on average:

Sash Windows are a classically British style of window. A sash window has two layers of double glazing – one at the top and one at the bottom. The sash window uses the frame as a tramline so that you can slide one of the layers normally vertically. You slide the bottom layer up the tramline to open the window. You can fully open the window by bringing the bottom layer fully up to the level of the top layer or you can just open it gradually to your own preference. UPVC White Sash Windows 500mm x 500mm £535 – £590, 1000mm x 500mm £610 – £695, 1000mm x 1000mm £635 – £700, 1200mm x 1200mm £740 – £815. Please add around 25% to the costs for coloured UPVC frames.

UPVC Bay and Bow Double Glazing Windows cost on average:

Bay and Bow windows are another British classic style offering homeowner slightly extra living space with a wonderful vista to the outside world. A Bay window is actually a formation of normally three, four, or five windows side by side which angle outwards and then back inwards.  The costs are for :UPVC white Bay and Bow Windows (3 sections) 2400mm x 1200mm £1,090 – £1,135, 3000mm x 1200mm £1,195 – £1,275, 3000mm x 1500mm £1,275 – £1,425. (4 sections) 3000mm x 1200mm £1,425 – £1,570, 3000mm x 1500mm £1,530 – £1,595, 3600mm x 1200mm £1,585 – £1,680, 3600mm x 1500mm £1,645 – £1,775. (5 sections) 3600mm x 1200mm £1,885 – £1,995, 3600mm x 1500mm £1,990 – £2,210, 4000mm x 1200mm £2,080 – £2,310, 4000mm x 1500mm £2,180 – £2,405. Please add around 25% to the costs for coloured UPVC frames.

Aluminium Double Glazed Windows cost on average:

Casement Aluminium  windows are sleek, modern, very durable and are recyclable. These costs for Aluminium Casement Windows 600mm x 900mm £550 – £720, 900mm x 1200mm £650 – £850, 900mm x 1500mm £770 x £990.

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