There are many beautiful window options you can install in your home but bay windows offer a unique opportunity. They are a great way to truly open up your home to bring in tons of natural light but they also add practical space that you can use. However, many people do not realize that there are many different types of bay windows. Keep reading to learn more about them. Then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to learn more about new window installation.
Canted Bay Windows
This type of bay window has the classic shape that you likely think of when you think of bay windows. The front pane of the window is flat and parallel to the exterior of the home, and the sides slant outward. A canted bay window will have at least three (though often four) individual windows. They are most often found on Victorian homes due to the fact that in the 1890s, building codes changed so that windows were no longer required to be flush with the exterior of the home.
Oriel Bay Windows
Oriel comes from the Latin word for porch. Now that you know this, you will instantly know what makes an oriel bay window unique. Generally found over the entrance to buildings – essentially where the porch would be – these windows are not connected to the ground. They have a Gothic-style appeal and are lovely on older homes.
One of the most unique aspects of these types of bay windows is the fact that they are almost always on the second floor of a home. If you have a second-floor hallway that’s dark and narrow, an oriel bay window may be a great way to let in lots of light and help the space fell larger. It’s also a great way to add a reading nook to the hallway.
Box Bay Windows
These are popular for homeowners who want to install a bay window but do not want to worry about the positioning of their walls. A box bay windows, as the name implies, does have a boxy shape. They look like three have been three windowpanes installed with a small overhanging roof. If looked at from the outside of a home, they are flat. The effect is essentially as if the home siding is removed to make way for the bay window.
We Can Help You Find the Best Bay Window or Your Needs
If you are in need of a bay window then we welcome your call to Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200. We are standing by with assistance in helping you choose the most energy efficient windows, the right windows for the look of your home, and more. Call us now and we can set up a free in-home consultation, or stop by your showroom to see examples in person.