As you’re looking for the best windows for your home, it’s likely that you’ll consider bay windows. They’re functional, energy efficient, and beautiful. That said, they’re not for everyone – and they won’t necessarily work in every room. To learn more, read on and get the basics of their pros and cons. Then reach out to Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for a great selection of windows.
The advantages of bay windows
There are many reasons that homeowners choose to install bay windows in their home. Those reasons include:
- Bay windows add a distinctive look to the exterior of a home and can help significantly boost curb appeal.
- Installing bay windows can add extra interior square footage – which may increase property values.
- When a bay window is installed, the interior of a room is opened up. This is especially wonderful for smaller rooms.
- Bay windows add tons of natural light to a room.
- They are strong, durable, and require very little maintenance.
- They create a cove-like interior space that can be used in a variety of ways. Some people like to enclose the lower area and use it for storage, others like to add cushions and pillows to create a window seat. You can leave the space open and let it simply increase the size of the room or you can use it to show off plants or other decorative pieces.
These are just some of the reasons that people turn to Progressive Insulation & Windows for bay window installation.
The disadvantages of bay windows
As much as we love bay windows, they’re not perfect for everyone. In most cases, they consist of a large picture window with at least one smaller window on either side. Some of the challenges this design can bring include:
- Depending on where the room you’re installing it in is located, all the extra glass in a bay window may let in more light. This can be great when it’s colder, but during the summer it may cause your air conditioner to work harder. Much of this downside can be combated by choosing energy efficient windows available from Progressive Insulation & Windows.
- Bay windows may require you to get custom draperies to cover them. However, if you invest in high-quality draperies then this will be a one-time cost.
- Your home’s foundation must be structurally sound. If it isn’t, then you won’t be a candidate to have a bay window installed.
These disadvantages don’t apply to everyone but they may help you decide if bay windows are right for your home or not.
Are you ready to learn more about bay windows?
If you’re interested in these or other windows, then we encourage you to reach out to Progressive Insulation & Windows by calling us at (800) 500-6200 or stopping by our showroom. With years of experience in both window and door installation, we can help improve the look of your home while driving your energy costs down. We look forward to helping you find the perfect solutions for your window needs.