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A Variety of Bay & Bow Windows to Fit Any Style and Budget
Replacement Bay & Bow Windows Custom Made to Fit Your Home
Odyssey’s luxurious bay and bow windows are an excellent choice for aesthetics. They provide a unique and stylish look that can enhance the appearance of any home. With various customization options available, homeowners can choose the perfect replacement bay and bow windows to match their personal style and taste.
Bay and bow windows are the perfect fit if you are deciding on the best windows for your home. The benefits of bay and bow windows are plentiful:
- Energy Efficient
- Contemporary & Modern
- Easy to Operate
- Strong & Durable
Replacement Bay & Bow Window Glass and Screen Options
Double Pane glass windows have two panes of standard low thermal emissivity – also known as Low-E – glass separated by a spacer. The pocket between the two panes of glass is filled with argon gas and sealed to be air tight. Argon gas is a non-toxic, naturally occurring gas which acts as an insulator – argon gas is heavier than air and displaces the air between the glass panes. This is the standard package offered at Odyssey Windows.
Triple Pane glass windows have all the standard benefits of Double Pane windows. However, they also have an extra layer of thermal protection. They are much more energy efficient, stronger, and durable than their Double Pane counterpart – they can obtain U-Factors below .20, which Double Pane windows cannot. Triple pane glass is recommended in regions with extremely hot or cold temperatures.
Obscure Glass – Available with double-pane and triple-pane glass packages. Obscure glass, more commonly known as “privacy glass, ” has a pattern embedded into its surface, making it difficult to see through. The two most popular styles of obscure glass are gluechip and raindrop. Recommended uses: private offices, bathroom windows, and any rooms you want privacy.
Tempered Glass – Available with double pane, triple pane, and our Sound Barrier glass packages. Tempered glass undergoes compression during its formation, making it five times stronger than conventional window glass. Tempered glass is much more difficult to break, but if it does break, it will break into smaller, less jagged pieces for your safety. Recommended uses: bathrooms near showers or bathtubs and windows less than 3 feet off the ground.
Half Screens – Half screens come standard with all Double Hung and Sliding windows. Half screens only cover one sash at a time and are adjustable. Half screens allow you to get more light through one window pane, giving a better outside view. They do not provide the same level of protection as Full Screens.
Full Screens – Full screens come standard with all Casement and Awning windows; however, they are an upgrade option for Double Hung and Sliding windows. Full screens provide complete coverage for your window – allowing you to vent both the top and bottom sash of your double-hung window simultaneously without worrying about insects getting inside – however, they cover the entire window and let less light in.
Get Your Bay and Bow Window Questions Answered
A bay window is a type of window that projects outward from the exterior of a building. It typically consists of a large central window flanked by two smaller windows on either side. The entire structure is often built out from the exterior wall of the building, creating a small alcove or nook on the interior.
A bow window is similar to a bay window in that it also projects outward from the exterior of a building. However, it typically consists of several windows of equal size that are arranged in a curved shape.
The main difference between a bay and bow window is the shape of the window. A bay window typically consists of a large central window flanked by two smaller windows on either side, while a bow window consists of several windows of equal size arranged in a curved shape. Additionally, bay windows often protrude further from the exterior of the building than bow windows do.
Bay and bow windows are popular for several reasons. They can add extra interior space to a room, create a cozy nook for reading or relaxing, and provide panoramic views of the outdoors. They can also increase the amount of natural light in a room and improve the overall aesthetic of a building.
Bay and bow windows are typically installed by cutting an opening in the exterior wall of a building and then building a supporting structure for the window. The window itself is then attached to the support structure and sealed to prevent drafts and moisture from entering the building.
Bay and bow windows can be energy-efficient if they are installed properly and made from high-quality materials. Some manufacturers offer windows with multiple panes of glass and low-emissivity coatings that can help reduce energy loss and improve insulation.
Bay and bow windows are typically more expensive than standard windows due to their larger size and more complex installation process. However, the cost can vary depending on factors such as the materials used, the size of the window, and the level of customization.
Learn more about window replacement costs in our recent blog post.
Bay and bow windows require some maintenance to keep them in good condition. This can include cleaning the windows regularly, checking for signs of damage or wear, and repairing any issues that arise. However, with proper care, bay and bow windows can last for many years.
Choosing between a bay or bow window will depend on your personal preferences and the specific needs of your building. Consider factors such as the size of the window opening, the amount of space you want to create, and the overall aesthetic you are trying to achieve. Additionally, consult with a window professional like Odyssey Windows to help you make the best decision for your situation.
Installing a bay or bow window can be a complex process that requires specialized tools and knowledge. It is typically recommended to hire a professional to handle the installation process. This can help ensure that the window is installed correctly and that it will function properly for years to come.
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