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The Hidden Risk of Residential Bay and Bow Windows

Installing bay and bow windows calls for a lot of skills and experience on the part of the window installer as these windows become permanent additions to the house and influences the weight and stability of the exterior walls. The expertise you employ is the final determinant of this.

In this case, because you are the sole decision maker, you should be well informed about various pros and limitations as well as any hidden risks associated with bay and bow windows Toronto projects. However, before that, let’s understand what the bow is and what is bay.

  1. What Are Bay Windows?

Basically, these are three or four-panel external windows which project to the exterior side of the house. The two panels are operable to let air in and out and can be fixed into double hung or casement windows. The centre panel is permanently attached. Depending on the manufacturing style, a bay window can be designed to have a seat or just as a walk -in window.

  1. What Are Bow Windows?

Unlike bay windows, these consist of four to six-panel windows which project to the outside-resembling a bow-to the exterior home. There is no universal way to install operable windows in a bow. Some homeowners opt to have all panels stay fixed. Typically, a bow is a walk-in window.

The main defining feature of the bow and bay windows Toronto is the protrusion and the added glass. The advantage of these windows is the additional space added to your room. However, depending on the area of these windows, you can add an extra space of seven to eight feet to your house.

  1. Understanding “Build Bow/Build Bay.”

The build bow and build bay are the epitome of custom window replacement. These leaders of the window world need not only super window installation skills but also a top-notch engineering knowledge. Having both qualifications allows the contractor to achieve not only building code specifications, but also those of the homeowner. These are projects that need a lot of labour and take two days of continuous working. All the required framing for the bay windows is executed from scratch. Hence the windows can be customized. In regard to this, the price for bay windows is a bit higher than that of standard windows.

As explained above bay and bow windows offer practical advantages to homeowners, not forgetting that they improve the curb appeal of your home. If the location of your home is in the right spot, the disadvantages of these windows can be reduced considerably. Therefore, the plan to have or maintain the bow and bay windows should be thought about very carefully putting special emphasis on your home’s location, your local climate, and your home’s air circulation quality.