Bay vs. Bow Windows: Which is Right for Your Casper Home?
Architectural interest, more open rooms and incredible style. That’s what a bay or bow window can give to your Casper home. While they offer similar benefits, each window type has their own unique strengths.
Pella of Casper can help you choose the best option for your house.
Near-Identical Look with Distinctive Differences
To the untrained eye, bay windows and bow windows are nearly identical. They both extend outward from the walls of your home. And use a window opening to create a spacious feel.
But with just a little knowledge and coaching, any homeowner can distinguish a bay or bow window.
What are Bay Windows?
Bay windows have:
- Three windows.
- A middle picture window that won’t open.
- Two venting windows on either side in your chosen style.
What are Bow Windows?
Bow windows have:
- Four or more windows.
- A profile that’s less angular and more curved.
- Windows that can be stationary or operable, most likely in any combination you’d prefer.
Can You Open Bay Windows or Bow Windows?
Most times, venting windows on bay and bow models are casement windows. These hinged windows open outward.
Casement windows are an excellent choice for energy efficiency. According the U.S. Department of Energy, casement windows leak less air than single-hung windows.
What’s the Difference?
While both styles bring a great look and function to your home, there are a few differences that set them apart.
Because both window types add a three-dimensional component to your home, they can really open up a room.
Bay windows are less curved and more angular. That means they can extend further out from your home—and create some bonus space in the process.
If you’re looking to add a cozy reading nook, a bay window might be the way to go. But if you don’t have the space to spare out there, a slimmer bow window could be the solution.
Both bay and bow windows add a significant amount of light to your home. That’s a great benefit for a modern home.
If you’re looking for the most amount of light, bow windows are a better fit for you. They’ll let you take advantage of different angles of light—due to their multiple frames.
Every window is different, so there’s not directly a way to say which window style will be a decent fit for your budget without a quote.
Bow windows, however, can have a slightly higher price. That’s because they are made from more windows.
Even so, the team at Pella of Casper can help you select a window that works for your style and budget.
Choose from Custom or Ready-to-Install Pella® Windows
At Pella, many of our bay and bow windows are ready to put in your home.
That means you’ll be able to choose from vinyl, fiberglass or wood windows, as well as many exterior colors. Plus, our windows offer many configurations of both bay and bow styles.
If you don’t see what you need in our made-to-order, ready-to-install options, don’t worry. At Pella, your options are practically limitless.
We can help you make custom windows that are perfect for your home. Whether you’re looking for a box bay window, double-hung windows, different glass options or a custom grille design, we can do it.
Ready to see what a bay or bow window could do for your home? Stop into the Pella of Casper showroom or give our team a call at 307-234-1518. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.