Enjoy Beautiful Panoramas of Your Own Home with Bay Windows
- Caroline S. Logan
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If you are lucky to live in an older house that was built before 1950 and has bay windows, then you are in luck. These windows are considered special and will have different options than newer houses that have them. It is also easy to add windows to these old homes. The following is more information about the types of bay windows and what is required for their installation.
There are many styles of bay windows. They include: the single windows with three windows, double windows with three windows, sliding windows without a sill and three windows with a sill. Your choice will depend on how much natural light you need and your home’s overall design.
One option for bay windows is to have single-hung or double-hung windows. Single-hanging means that the window is hinged either on one side or both sides to open. This style of window gives your exterior room with a classic look. Double-hung windows give you the best of both options. With a double-hung window you can enjoy a larger opening and more expansive views of the outside.
If you choose to install bay windows that consist of two windows, then you have the benefits of both types of window. With single-hung windows, you have a larger opening, but only have a half-moon view. This means that it is better suited for homes with more expansive views. On the other hand, double-hung bay windows give you the best of both worlds. You get the larger opening of a single hung window, along with views that extend all the way out to the deck and patio areas.
You have many options when it comes to the type of bay window frames. Most people prefer the standard open/close, double hung or bow window frames because they offer the best amount of insulation and noise insulation. In addition, the open/close frame styles are the most energy efficient.
Additionally, if you live in an area where the weather is very warm for most of the year, then you may want to consider installing a glass paneled bay window. These provide more protection against the sun’s damaging rays as well as providing excellent views of the outdoors.
Even when you choose to use a combination of materials to achieve the look and feel you want for your home, you can still achieve some amazing effects by combining different styles and textures. For example, the addition of insulating foam in the top of the frames along with a textured black finish provides additional insulation benefits.
This makes the addition of bows and pleats optional to achieve a look that compliments your existing windows and adds a touch of elegance. With the addition of the various materials and the proper installation techniques, you too can enjoy the beautiful look of bay windows throughout your home.