- 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
Bow windows are a type of projection window that are distinguished by having four or more window panes (also known as lites) that protrude from the room to create a curved addition extending outwards from the house and beyond the regular wall boundaries. Bow windows are often confused with bay windows, but can be differentiated by the larger number of lites and the smoother arc of the window protrusion. When seeking bow windows Vaughan businesses and residents commonly reach out to the expert staff at Comfort Windows & Doors. For those looking for more information on how bow windows can benefit a property, we’ve created this compendium of their benefits below.
Because of the large number of lites and their extension beyond the regular perimeter of a room’s walls, bow windows can add a significant amount of sunlight into a room. The various lites allow sunlight in from a variety of angles to efficiently illuminate the space with the light
that’s available. Because of this, bow windows work particularly well in rooms with northern or eastern exposures that don’t receive a lot of direct sunlight.
Additional Air Flow
Although bow windows can be composed of fixed casement windows, they can also be built with windows that are openable and allow for additional air flow. With bow window lites being installed at slightly different angles while projecting out from the perimeter of the house, they can create a significant amount of extra air circulation that cannot be matched by traditional windows installed directly into the wall.
Bow windows not only literally add space to the room in which they’re installed, they also create an illusion of a much larger room and house. From the inside of the house, a bow window juts out of the perimeter of the room by several inches to several feet. This added space can appear even larger due to drawing the eye outside of the traditional boundaries of the room. Quite often a wide window sill can be used to create extra seating or display space within the bow window. From the outside, bow windows make a house look larger and more impressive. Bow windows can also be used on the corners of a house to create additional space in more than one direction. And because bow windows have a narrower profile than bay windows, they can be ideal for tight spaces.
Additional Property Value
Bow windows are a great investment for those looking to improve the value of their property. Bow windows add to the curb appeal of the house and have been found to be very attractive to potential home buyers. The additional space along with the unique look of bow windows can make a home stand out and appear more enticing.
FAQ on Bow 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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