Bay Window Turns Problem Window into Elegant Feature
Stanek® Windows Featured Project – November 2014
The living room of this Bonnie Lane home in Brookfield, Wisconsin, featured a large window extending all the way to the floor. Because of this, the draperies would get wet from so much condensation forming on the old glass. The window was an aluminum frame with clear Thermopanes™, which was a good window at the time the home was built, but definitely lacking by today’s standards.
Furthermore, because the seals had failed in the old panes of glass, the window was no longer efficient — making heating and cooling the room costly. The owners called Stanek Windows of West Allis, Wisconsin, and they sent a representative to the home for a free, in-home consultation.
The consultant suggested replacing the old window with a new, three-lite bay window which would become a focal point in the room. The height of the opening was reduced so furniture could be placed in front of it if desired.
The homeowners chose a Stanek® brand bay window with a tongue and groove seat, and a medium oak woodgrain interior finish that perfectly complements the existing wood floor. The interior trim was stained to match the window. The woodgrain finish gives the window the look of wood with the durability and easy maintenance of a vinyl window. Stanek Windows’ sash frames feature full structural fiberglass reinforcement to ensure optimum long-term performance. The owners also chose triple-pane glass with low-E coating and krypton gas for maximum energy efficiency.
The exterior of the window was custom-manufactured in beige and finished with rough-sawn cedar trim. And, as a final touch, the brick molding was clad in matching PVC-coated aluminum.
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