Bay Windows & Bow Windows
Bay and bow windows are created by combining three or more windows together so that they angle out beyond the house wall. They can be casement, double-hung or picture units depending on the need. By using more windows, bay and bow windows allow more light in and also give you extra space inside your room.
What are bay and bow windows?
Bay and bow windows literally expand the size of your room while bringing in a flood of natural light. This is because they’re made from a group of three or more windows that extend out from your home’s exterior. They’re one of the best windows for living rooms, stair landings, or bedrooms since they create unique spaces and can frame big views.
What separates bay from bow? A bay usually consists of three windows, while a bow is a larger array of windows in a semi-circle. Bays are often used in traditional homes like Victorians or Tudors, while bows can have a more modern look. Find the best bay and bow windows for your home below.
Best windows for: living rooms, stair landings, bedrooms, creating distinction, adding space, traditional style
Find the best bay and bow windows for you
Bay and Bow
- Available with casement windows in the following styles: 30° bay, 45° bay, 90° bay and 10° bow
- Available with double-hung windows in the following styles: 30° bay, 45° bay
- Wood protected by aluminum exterior
- Custom colors, interior woods and stains
Why choose bay and bow windows?
Since they extend beyond the walls of your home, they’ll create extra space anywhere in your home.
The array of windows included in a bay or bow configuration will be able to capture more of your view.
A large bow window can be a showstopper and really make a statement, separating your home from the rest.
Bay and bow windows give you extra space in your home because they extend beyond your home’s exterior. They’re one of the best windows for living rooms and bedrooms since they create unique spaces and can frame big views.
Bay and bow window sizes will vary depending on the design and series you choose, but bow windows are typically larger configurations since they typically contain more windows.
Bay and bow window hardware can be either traditional or contemporary.
A bay window usually consists of three windows in an angular shape at 30, 45, or 90 degrees (a “box bay” has 90-degree angles). A bow window is a larger array of windows taking a more rounded form with 10-degree angles on windows. Both bay and bow windows extend from the exterior of a home and can consist of casement, double-hung, or picture windows.
A bay window is typically a group of three windows extending out from the exterior of a home. Bay windows can include casement, double-hung, or picture windows and be arranged at 30, 45, or 90 degrees (called a “box bay”). They're often used on traditional homes, like Victorians or Tudors, as opposed to bow windows which can have a slightly more modern look.
Yes, of course! Bay windows are a great way to create unique spaces or frame big views. They can also be used to add more character to a home’s design, or simply create more space. Just make sure they’re installed correctly, which is critical for long-term performance of these windows. The best way to do this is by using an Andersen Certified Contractor. These contractors have our seal of approval and use proven products, proven processes, and offer an exclusive warranty. Find one near you here.
Bay windows can be expensive, but it really depends on the design and configuration of the window you choose, and where you place it in your home.
Pretty much! You can put a bay window wherever you want to add a little extra space or distinction. They’re most often used in living rooms, bedrooms, or stair landings. A bay window is often used on traditional homes, like Victorians or Tudors, while bow windows can have a slightly more modern look.
Bay and bow windows can be made of several different materials, each with their own benefits. All of our bay and bow windows have a wood core for improved durability and insulation that’s covered (clad) in another material for protection against the elements. Aluminum-clad bay and bow windows (found in our E-Series product line) are extremely durable, virtually maintenance-free, and can have nearly limitless customizations. Vinyl-clad bay and bow windows (found in our 400 Series product line) are low-maintenance and generally cost less.