The difference between a bay and bow window
Understanding the bay and bow window before buying a canopy
In this article we are going to discuss the difference between a bow and bay window and then in my next article I will discuss our replacement bow and bay canopies.
Bay windows and bow windows are both types of windows that project to the outside of the house. However, there are some significant structural differences between the two and once you know what these differences are you will be able to tell the two apart.
Bow windows have multi panels and have a more curved appearance, this is because when they are fitted they are not as sharply angled. Bow windows have multiple panels of glass, fixed at gentle angles to the house; this then creates the curved look that gives this type of window its name. Typically the bow window has 4 panels, but is available in 3, 5 and 6 panels too.
Bay windows generally have a larger projection than bow windows as they project at greater angles away from the house. They also benefit from having window seats or benches beneath them, or they will have a large indoor window cill which gives a nice deep window shelf. Bay windows have as a rule three flat panels, two of which are normally placed at 45-degree angles to the house.
Top Tip to help you remember the difference: A bow window is curved. Think “bow” and arrow.
The choice of styles is endless you can choose; side-hung, top-hung, casement, fixed pane, or a combination of these window styles. I hope this explains the two window types if you require more information please do give the office a call on 01789 720222. If you are thinking about fitting a bow or bay window our sister company will be able to supply you with PVCu windows.