Has your existing bay or bow window seen it’s better days? The wood has deteriorated. The cranks don’t work. The windows are fogged up. The window seat is warped. Bay and bow windows can be tthe most interesting feature of your room, but they need to be well built, easy to maintain, energy efficient and stylish. In this page learn the differences in bay and bow windows (and where to use both) and get details about options.
Improved light and spaciousness. Because bay and bow windows project from an exterior wall, they capture light from multiple directions. They feature a window seat which creates a place to relax and read a book or to display your favorite collections.
Higher resale value. This distinctive window add curb appeal to your home and improves its market value, wether you own a contemporary or traditional home.
Increased views of the outside. Take advantage of a front, back, or side yard with the expansive views. Get more light into a dark room by drawing in sunlight from all directions.
Increased airflow and ventilation. Using the operable casement or double-hung windows in the angled portion of the bay or bow window captures breezes, adding to the comfort of any room.
Make your room feel larger – Bays and bows project out and make the inside feel larger – and live bigger.
Bay and bow windows from Cleveland Window and Door have these features:
Including hip and concave roofs made of copper, aluminum, or shingles.
for additional comfort.
Grids placed inside insulated glass keep window cleaning simple. Various options include Colonial, Diamond, Prairie, Double Prairie and Mid-Century Modern styles.And if you want to change colors of your grided windows down the road, external grids will be the way to go.
While getting air flow is critical, so is maintaining your privacy…..especially in bathroom windows. This is where high privacy glass is perfect.
Use decorative glass to make personalization (and architectural decor) come to life in your replacement windows. Create a one-of-a-kind look with different color caming and artistic glass designs.
If you’re looking to reduce the harmful affects of UV light and solar heat gain impacting expensive living and dining room furniture, then tinted glass is an option to put on your wish list. Choose from gray, bronze, green or blue tinted glass.
Blinds placed inside the window never need to be cleaned and provide shade from the sun. It’s cool not to have to hassle dusting blinds in front of your windows!
We offer a wide range of interior wood grain looks to complement any décor. Options vary per window type and include light, medium, and dark oak, cherry, and foxwood. Why have a generic window when you can add style to your home? And if you want the ultimate in high-end style our vinyl clad wood windows will give you the ‘best of both worlds.’ The low maintenance benefit of a vinyl frame, with the rich, warm look of stained or painted wood on the inside.
Choose colors to match or contrast with your home’s exterior. We offer many trim options to accent the curb appeal of your home, including tan, brick red, green, white, brown, black, beige, bronze, clay, gray and more. These color selections add curb appeal and value.
Lowering your heating and cooling costs is a big reason people replace their double hung windows. And whether you choose a triple-pane window with an R-Value of 9.0 or get a more cost-effective double pane glass window with an R-Value of 4.0, they’ll be far superior to what you own today.
This largely overlooked feature makes you love (or hate) your windows. Window with screens which are hard to see out, are a lesson in frustration. Ask about our SeeVue (stainless steel) or BetterVue screens to not only see better, but also improve air flow by 20%.
Why not have your window hardware flow with your pulls, nobs and handles in your bedrooms, kitchen or bathrooms? Select from white, beige, sandstone, antique brass, satin nickel and even flat brass locks and hardware.
We know thinking through the products and installation of a bay or bow window IS NOT something you do every day (or even every 10 years). Our goal at Cleveland Window is to simplify this project for you with this 5-step process:
Step 1 – Set an appointment (live or virtual) to understand your needs – Our process begins by learning the problems with your existing windows and how you want your new ones to work (and look) better. We help you think through if a bay window or a bow window will work best for your project and budget.
Step 2 – Custom measure every window opening – Whether you’re using a bay window with flanking double hung or casement windows on the side, or an equal sized bow window, the key to a quality installation begins with an accurate measurement and a sound plan to handle the roof above. This process ensures a good fit and a water-tight installation.
Step 3 – Your bay or bow windows are manufactured to exact sizes with high quality standard features and decorative options– Your bay or bow windows are custom made with standard features like fusion welded frames, heavy-duty cranks and thermal pane glass packages. And ask about our decorative glass, grids and woodgrain looks for a one-of-a-kind window. All units include an NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label to verify their performance in your home.
Step 4 – Remove the old windows and/or reframe the opening to install the bay or bow– During the removal process we’ll respect your property with tarps and surface protection systems. Once the old windows are removed, we’ll ensure the new windows are square and plumb in the opening. We’ll take our time to ensure the bay or bow is properly waterproofed where the roof meets your home.
Step 5 – Custom exterior capping installed (most installations)– Our installer will custom cut and fit aluminum capping around the windows in the bay or bow to protect water from coming in. In addition, you’ll never have to paint the exterior casings of your home.
Bay windows are made of 3 windows. A large (generally) picture window in the front, flanked by 2 equally sized windows on the sides (generally double hung or casements) which are angled at 25 to 45 degrees.
Bow windows are 4, 5 or 6 equally sized windows which appear curved or arched when joined together. Bow windows tend to be larger than bay windows.
Bow windows are more expensive because they have more glass sections and require a new hip roof.
Angled bay windows have a more contemporary look, whereas curved bow windows fit a more formal, traditional home.
Bay windows will stick out further. Expect them to jut out between 8” to 24” from the face of your home. Bow windows – with their gentle curvature will be closer to the home. The bay will make a better seat since it will provide more room on the inside.
The best choices for the two flanking side windows in a bay are double hung windows or casements. The casements will provide better views but will be more expensive than a double hung window
Bay and bows are more involved installations. They are larger units and require roofing work to make them watertight. Most installations will be completed in a day with 2 to 3 people on site.
In short, there isn’t a difference in energy efficiency between a bay window vs. a bow window. Their energy effectiveness will be more driven by the quality of the glass packages of the windows (with triple pane and gas-filled windows being best), the energy efficiency of the frames (vinyl is better than wood) and the type of window you choose (casements and picture windows are better insulator than double hung windows).
The cost of a replacement bay and bow window will vary based on its size, glass package, decorative glass, and shape. However, most bay and bow windows are in the $3,000 to $5,000 range.
Whether you live in Brecksville, Beachwood, or Broadview Heights, we know there’s no lack of companies you can hire to do your vinyl replacement windows. And we know you want quality project, built to last, and designed to work for your needs. You also want it backed by a company who stands behind their work. Here’s 10 reasons your neighbors have chosen Cleveland Window and Door divisions for their casement, double hung, picture, sliding windows or bay and bow windows.
Reason #1 – No pushy salespeople – Nobody wants to deal with a salesperson ‘pushing’ products and demanding you buy today, or this ‘deal of a lifetime’ will be gone. This IS NOT how Cleveland Window or Clear Choice Window works. We educate. We guide you through the steps in replacing your windows. We provide practical ideas to save money. It doesn’t matter whether you need an easier to open window for a ranch home in Reynoldsburg or to replace your deteriorated wood picture window in the living room in your colonial in Cleveland Heights, we’re here to help.
Reason #2 – We’re locally owned professionals in the remodeling industry. We’ve served 190,000 customers in Cleveland and Columbus. We’ve been around for 43 years and installed over 1,000,000 windows– You’ve supported us, and we’ve appreciated the opportunity to serve you for 43 years. During this time, we’ve completed over 190,000 home improvement projects). We’re locally owned and have done projects from Parma to Pataskala. If you choose Cleveland Window or Clear Choice your hard-earned dollars are staying in the local economy, not siphoned off to an out-of-town franchise. We’re accredited members of the Better Business Bureau and NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry).
Reason #3 – Low maintenance, high-style, safe vinyl window products –Cleveland Window and Clear Choice Window and Door offers many glass packages, colors, decorative glass options and architectural picture window features. We have products for any budget (from fancy to no-frills).
Reason #4 – Innovate believes what you ‘don’t see’ is every bit as important as what you do see – The insulation used around the sides of your widow, measuring each window for proper fit, and having a window with a sturdy frame are small things which make a big difference in how the window performs for you. We know this – and WILL NOT skimp on what you ‘don’t see.’
Reason #5 – Innovate focuses on education and helping you make informed decisions –There’s a lot to learn to make smart (and cost-effective) decisions for a replacement window project. Innovate has a library of more than 400 articles and 45 videos to guide your selections and understanding of various home improvement projects. Check out our News from The Block blog to educate yourself.
Reason #6 – Industry leading guarantees – Ask about our industry-leading lifetime guarantees on vinyl replacement windows.
Reason #7 – We offer flexible payment options – We know new windows can be a big expense. We also know not everyone has pre-planned and budgeted for the job. It’s for this reason we offer financing plans so you can make small monthly payments, yet still get the project done in the time frame you need.
Reason #8 – A ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your window needs – With Cleveland Window and Clear Choice you’ll be able to get all the windows completed for your home at one time. Whether it’s first floor, second floor or even glass block basement windows through our Cleveland Glass Block and Columbus Glass Block divisions, you’ll know you’re safe with us.
Reason #9 – Cost-effective window pricing – Our philosophy is not to be the biggest window company in the market, it’s to provide the best value for your money. Towards this end we ARE NOT big spenders in advertising to ‘get in the door’ and use high-pressure sales tactics. We concentrate on working with our past customers and referrals and we offer a wide variety of products at fair prices. You’ll find our lower sales and marketing costs allow us to be more competitive than ‘big companies’ like Pella, Renewal by Anderson, Rosati, and Champion.
Reason #10 – A wide variety of products – Our philosophy is not to sell manufacturer but to offer a wide range of products from manufacturers like Alside, Polaris and ProVia. These offerings suite any size budget or project.
Cleveland Window & Door or Clear Choice Window & Door in Columbus can professionally install all of your replacement windows—and give you the peace of mind of a company whose installed over 1,000,000 windows since 1977.
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