Bay windows are a beautiful addition to any home, projecting out from the walls of the property to increase natural light and provide more ventilation to the property during the summer months. Typically, bay windows are made up of 3-5 panels and come in a variety of different styles, including:
Circle Bay Windows
These are the least common style but they are easily identifiable because they have a rounded shape and typically feature ornamental details and intricate mouldings that make them stand out against the other types of bay windows found on the market.
Box Bay Windows
This type of bay window will be exactly what you would think of when picturing a traditional bay window. They have a rectangular shape with flatter sides that go straight down to form the box shape they’re named for. If the sides are more angled, they may be known as canted bay windows instead.
Bow Bay Windows
Similar to circle bay windows due to their rounded shape, bow bay windows tend to be made up of 4-6 windows and give a more circular shape to box bay windows. Bow bay windows tend to be more elegant, providing the illusion of more space in the home and look great combined with wooden frames over uPVC.
What Are Bay Windows Made From?
In the UK, the most common material used for bay windows (and windows in general) is uPVC because it’s cheap to source and provides an excellent frame for the glass that makes up double glazed windows. However, if you’re willing to pay the extra cost, your bay windows can be housed in timber or aluminium, which offers a more visually appealing finish compared to uPVC.
While older bay windows may still be made up of single-pane windows, newer installations are done with double glazed windows, which adds more protection against damage and better insulation for your property. Some bay windows can come with a traditional seat that is usually made using wood and decorated with fabric and cushions to add a touch of traditional elegance to your home.
Advantages of Bay Windows
When it comes to finding the perfect bay window for your home, it’s important to understand the advantages that they have to offer your home. Not only do they provide practical benefits, but also monetary and aesthetic benefits. Here at Swish Home Improvements, our team has come together to provide you with this informative guide highlighting the best that double glazed bay windows have to offer, including:
Natural Light Source: Bay windows are typically made up of multiple large windows that are great for letting in the natural light from outside and lighting up your home. These are great year-round but especially in summer, allowing the sunshine and warmth into your home through these stunning windows.
Increases Property Value: As a stunning addition to any property, having well cared for bay windows can drastically increase the value of your property. They never go out of style and provide a timeless elegance to any home, making them an ideal investment for the future to boost your property value.
Provides More Space: As bay windows are built outward from the property, they offer more space to a room than traditional flat windows. Popular ways to enhance your bay window is by putting in a traditional bay window bench that can add extra seating room or be converted into a reading nook with bookshelves and cosy furnishings.
Customisable Windows: No matter your requirements, bay windows can be fully customisable to suit your specific needs. There are different angles, window heights, and shelf depths to choose from and a variety of layouts and configurations to guarantee you’re receiving the perfect bay window for you.
Thinking of Installing Bay Windows? Contact Swish Home Improvements Today
No matter how you look at it, it’s hard to deny that bay windows have many benefits that make them an ideal choice for windows in your home. Not convinced? Let our team at Swish Home Improvements help! We’re experts when it comes to bay windows and we’re on hand to talk you through all the amazing benefits and features offered by bay windows! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!
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