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Differences Between Bay and Bow Windows

If you are thinking about replacing that front window in your living room, why not make it fabulous? A bow or bay window is a great solution because you can get fabulous at a lower cost. No matter what type of window, bow or bay, you install in place of the old picture window, it will be more efficient and reduce your utility bills. This can help to pay back its initial cost. You should be able to recover most of the cost because it will increase your home’s resale value.

Bow windows are made of four or more windows. Five windows is a common configuration. Having more windows creates a more circular appearance that many people find attractive.

Bay windows are made from just three windows. The two angled side windows usually can be opened and are angled at 30 degrees or 45 degrees. The fixed center window is similar to a smaller picture window. A 45-degree bay window extends out further from the house wall and provides more space for plants or a bench seat.

There is not a significant difference in the energy efficiency or durability of a bow or bay window. Choose Energy Star windows and you can’t go wrong. Soon, you will save so much money; your windows will have paid for themselves!

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