Dramatic Windows: Bay Windows, Bow Windows, Fixed Windows & Specialty Windows
In our first post on the most traditional replacement window styles available, we discussed Hung Windows, Horizontal Sliding Windows, Casement Windows, Awning Windows and Hopper Windows. In this post, we’ll continue our series discussing the more dramatic Bay Windows, Bow Windows, Fixed Windows and Specialty Windows.
Some of the more dramatic and unique windows include Bow Windows, Bay Windows, Garden Windows and Fixed Windows. Bay Windows, Bow Windows and Garden Windows extend out from the vertical wall of a building, adding architectural interest as well as additional room inside. They, like the other window we’ll discuss in this post, the Fixed Window, also admit more natural light into the home, making it feel more open and inviting.
Bay Windows generally fill larger window openings. Made up of several smaller windows, these windows push out from the side of the building. Usually consisting of at least three separate windows “mulled” together, Bay Windows add more room and light to a building’s interior. In most cases, Bay Windows are made from two operable windows on the sides, which can be casements or single- or double-hungs, and a larger fixed window in the middle.
Just like Bay Windows, Bow Windows extend out from the vertical wall of a building. Unlike Bay Windows, however, Bows usually consist of all operable windows, either Casement Windows or Hung Windows. Usually built from at least four or more operable windows, Bow Windows eschew the angular shape of the Bay Window, for a more gently curving arc.
Another window style that can extend the interior space of a building is the Garden Window. Similar in some ways to the Bay and Bow Window in that they protrude from the side wall, Garden Windows generally are “boxier”, with sides set 90 degrees to the side wall, rather than at an angle. Often featuring an angled glass roof, these windows, as their name implies provide an ideal location from which to grow and display plants.
Fixed Windows do not have an operating sash at all. With the glass is affixed directly to the frame, in their larger, square or rectangular sizes, Fixed Windows are also known as Picture Windows. Fixed Windows often fill large openings, like a Bay or Bow Window, but with a single sheet of glass to provide uninterrupted views and let in abundant light. As a smaller accent windows, Fixed Windows are also known as Specialty Windows. Fixed Specialty windows come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can be made in any number of standard and custom sizes to suit the needs of the building.
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