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Bow and Bay Window Sizes and Configurations

In this post, you will learn ...

  • The benefits of bow and bay windows
  • Sizing and configuration options for bow and bay windows
  • Why you should choose Stanek brand replacement windows for your home

After researching replacement window styles, you may be wondering: what’s the difference between a bow and bay window? In this blog post, we will explain the difference between the two window styles and the different configuration options for both.

What are the Differences Between Bay and Bow Windows?

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Bow vs. bay windows: While these window types may look the same at first glance, there are a few key differences between the two. Distinctive characteristics include number of windows used, window structures, angular lines and flat planes.

Bow vs. Bay Windows

Bow windows are made of three to six windows, with double-hung or casement windows hung at varying degrees that protrude outside the wall to form an arch. Each window can be fixed (does not open) or vented (opens). Bay windows are comprised of three windows, typically with a large fixed window in the center, flanked by two smaller venting windows. The two smaller windows, typically double-hung or casement windows, are angled 25- to 45-degrees away from the wall.

Benefits of a Bow or Bay Window

No matter which window style you decide is best for your home, bow and bay windows can create a focal point in any room. Both window styles can also add curb appeal and make a small room look larger. Endless custom options make bow and bay windows the perfect addition to your home, allowing you to match the style and design of your space. Stanek offers a variety of interior colors and wood finishes, as well as unlimited exterior color options.

Configuration Options

Stanek offers a variety of configuration options for bow and bay windows in order to perfectly fit your space. The Stanek Ultra Elite collection features 6-inch, furniture-grade, oak colonial casings and ¾ -inch maple or oak, tongue-and-groove seat and head. Our Ultra collection combines 1 ¼-inch oak veneer with 3 ½-inch oak, maple or birch casings. You can also choose from double-hung or casement windows for ventilation.

Whether you’re looking for a large reading nook or a small ledge for plants, Stanek Windows offers three bay window configuration options and multiple bay window sizes at varying angles to fit your needs. We also offer nine configurations for bow windows with a multitude of window options and angles. For additional information on the difference between bay and bow windows, please visit our resource center.

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Why Choose Stanek Bow and Bay Windows?

With so many replacement window companies out there, it’s important to choose the one that will give you the best value for your investment. At Stanek Windows, we’re window experts. Not only do we design and make your windows in our own factory, we also install and guarantee your windows. Our vinyl replacement windows are virtually maintenance-free and utilize FIBERMAX® reinforcement to increase strength, reduce thermal conductivity and provide structural integrity for long-term performance. Our high-performance glass options will allow you to create energy-efficient windows perfect for your home. You can also customize your replacement windows with additional design options, which include:

For more information about Stanek® bow and bay windows, view our product catalog.

Stanek Windows Product Catalog

If you’re ready to begin your window project, take the next step and schedule your free, in-home estimate, or give us a call at 800-230-8301.