- Used in combination with casements
- Variety of exterior brickmould options
- Variety of interior wood finishes
- Optional insulated head and seat
- Custom made
- High efficiency Low E Argon thermal glass
Bay windows are a style of projection window that are composed of a main picture window that is flanked by two side windows. Bay windows can be distinguished from bow windows by being limited to three panes of glass and the sharper angles between the panes that result. Bay windows thus appear more angular than the more curved bow windows. When in the marketplace for bay windows buyers often seek out the expertise of Comfort Windows and Doors. Serving the area with excellent customer service, the professionals at Comfort Windows & Doors can provide insight into the utility of bay windows. You can also read more for a list of bay window benefits.
Increased Light And View
The large picture window that characterizes bay windows allows for plenty of sunlight to enter the house while providing an expansive view of the outdoors. The flanking windows, which are installed at an angle to the picture window allows sunlight to enter the room from several different directions. The fact that the bay window juts out from the house’s wall perimeter only adds to the amount of sunlight available. For this reason bay windows are great for rooms that don’t receive a lot of direct sunlight.
Although the bay window picture window is fixed, the side windows can be openable. Whether installed as double or single hung windows, casement windows or tilt sliders, the side windows can allow a good amount of airflow. As they jut out from the house at an angle, they allow air to flow from different directions making them much more efficient at ventilation than regular windows that don’t protrude from the house.
Bay windows will add a few extra square feet to the room they’re installed in. The addition of a wide window sill can also act as extra seating or display space. Not only do bay windows make a room look larger from the inside, they make the outside of the house look bigger too. When situated on the corners of a house, bay windows can take advantage of outdoor space in multiple directions.
Increased Property Value
Bay windows create a unique look that’s highly prized by potential home buyers. Not only do bay windows make a house look larger from the outside, they create brighter and larger spaces inside which can add to the value of the property as a whole. If you’re looking for a low cost, high return investment before putting your house on the market, a bay window could be a great way to increase your asking price.
FAQ on Bay Windows
Why should I buy from Comfort Windows & Doors Inc?
We offer not only great products with exceptional customer service as well. We really want to ensure you get the best windows and doors for your home! At Comfort Windows & Doors Inc, you can get a no-obligation quote on replacing your windows or doors. Comfort Windows & Doors Inc does not employ commission-based salespeople.
What kind of window and door materials does Comfort Windows & Doors Inc offer?
You can find windows and doors of almost any material – wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum.
What do I need to know about vinyl windows?
Vinyl windows are one of the most popular in the industry because they are the ideal combination of performance with price. Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance-free and can have excellent energy efficiency. Vinyl windows are not affected by the harsh Canadian climate.
What kind of window styles does Comfort Windows & Doors Inc offer?
We offer many different styles of windows, including casement, awning, fixed casement, picture (fixed), double-hung, bay, bow, and transom windows!
What are the most energy-efficient types of windows?
The most energy-efficient types of windows available are casement, awning, fixed casement and picture windows. All our windows are Energy Star certified.
What should I know when buying vinyl windows?
There are a ton of window materials available today. Vinyl windows pose many benefits—they’re cost-effective, durable, weather-resistant and more! Comfort Windows & Doors Inc carries vinyl windows from a variety of manufacturers—you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Will my home comfort improve after installing energy-efficient windows (and doors)?
The obvious answer is ‘yes’ just because you’ll no longer feel the drafts that result from cold air entering through low-quality windows. There’s actually much more to an improved comfort level though. First off the insulation around your windows and doors is replaced with insulating foam which fills every void that might have been present resulting in more drafts. Window upgrades also keep your home more comfortable in the summer by
retaining cooled air and help to control indoor humidity throughout the year.
How do I know the new windows and doors I purchase are energy efficient?
All Energy Star products have a symbol and label on them that indicates they have been certified to meet stringent technical requirements. Always look for the Energy Star label when browsing for replacement windows.
What does it mean when a product is Energy Star certified?
Energy Star is a program run by Natural Resources Canada that was created to monitor and regulate the efficiency of various home construction products such as windows, appliances, furnaces, etc. Manufacturers submit their products to be tested and certified. If compliant, it means that products rank in the top 15 or top 30 percent in the niche in terms of energy performance. Energy Star certified products not only save money on your utility bill but also increase the value of your home.
When do I know that I need to replace my windows?
You can actively identify if your windows need to be replaced by being aware of the following:
- You notice fog, condensation, or moisture on your glass consistently. When the view through your window becomes hazy like this it usually indicates that a seal has failed.
- Certain areas of your home become faded from where the sun enters the window. This could be furniture, carpeting, or even hardwood and it means you need to upgrade windows because your current models are allowing harmful UV rays to enter your home.
- Your current windows are not rated for the new climate regulations. Colder climates require a higher ER rating to satisfy energy efficiency recommendations. Your windows are grandfathered in and a replacement isn’t mandatory, but just know the amount of energy you are losing by having these lower quality units installed.
- If your windows are having difficulty opening, closing, and locking it could be time for replacement windows or at the very least a repair. Having a window that doesn’t properly open is a violation of building codes and is a huge safety risk in case of a fire.
- Rotting or pealing wood means the windows are past their prime and ready for replacement. The older your windows are, obviously, the more likely this occurrence will be.
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