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The bay window is a three-section window that has a large fixed picture window (non-operable) and two smaller, equal-sized operable side windows (usually either casement crank-out or double hung windows). The side windows are set at 45, 60, and 90 degree angles.

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Benefits of a Bay Window

Bay windows provide these benefits:

Improved light and spaciousness. Because bay windows project from an exterior wall, they capture light from multiple directions. They feature a window seat that creates extra seating and a nice place to eat or read a book.

Higher resale value. This distinctive window can add to the appeal of a home, significantly improving its market value.

Increased views of the outside. Take advantage of a front, back, or side yard with the expansive view from this window.

Increased airflow and ventilation. Using the operable casement or double-hung windows in the angled portion of the bay window can capture breezes, adding to the comfort of any room.

Products and Uses

Bay Window with Roof and Seating Options

Sliding windows from Alside and Polaris Window & Door have these features:

  • Vinyl frames and sashes that won’t crack, chip, or peel
  • Fusion-welded frames and main structures for strength and rigidity (available on most models)
  • Oak or birch furniture-grade veneer on headboards and seatboards to complement your interior design
  • Available in white or beige with optional soft maple, rich maple, light oak, dark oak, foxwood, or cherry wood grain interior finishes
  • Exterior roof system available with copper or painted aluminum roof clad kits
  • Uses either double-hung or casement side windows
  • Can be manufactured in a wide range of sizes

Where to Use a Bay Window

Bay windows are frequently used in kitchens, dining rooms, breakfast nooks, living rooms, and master bedrooms. They are seen in various design styles from Frank Lloyd Wright to Modern to Victorian.


Bay Window Design Options

These stylish windows provide the following design options:

Insulated window seats for additional comfort.

Multiple roof styles including hip and concave roofs made of copper, aluminum, or shingles.

Available in a wide range of finishes, including white or beige with optional soft maple, rich maple, light oak, dark oak, foxwood, or cherry wood grain interior finishes.

Angled side windows can be positioned at 25, 35 or 45 degrees.

Upgraded glass packages. Lower your home heating and cooling costs by upgrading to premium glass for increased energy efficiency.

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