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Top Considerations When Installing a Bay Window

Bay windows are ideal for letting in a lot of natural light. They can also give a dramatic appeal to your interior and exterior, so installing this window type can be a good addition to your home. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, a top provider of bay and casement windows, lists four things that you should take into consideration if you’re planning to install a bay window.

Size of Window

If you want a less complicated window replacement process, get a bay window that’s the same size or smaller than your old window. This will also prove to be cheaper since you won’t have to modify your walls to accommodate a larger new window.

Bay Styles

The two most common styles of bay window are the angled bay window and the boxed bay window. The angled bay window typically protrudes from the home, and it slants back at a 30-45 degree angle toward the wall. The boxed bay, on the other hand, is built as a square with the side sash angled at 90 degrees off the building.

Types of Sash

The sash type is usually one of the choices you have to make with regards to replacement windows. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to match the bay sash to your other windows as this will create a more cohesive design for your home. However, if you want your bay window to serve as an accent or centerpiece in your interior, you can opt for a sash that’s different from those on the other windows.

Eaves

A bay window is normally tucked under the eaves. So if there are no roof overhangs or eaves above the location where you will install the bay window, your contractor may have to build a small roof or skirt.

Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee is a trusted company offering high-quality windows. From casement to specialty windows, you can rest assured that you’ll have enough options to choose from. Call us at (262) 955-8400 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Milwaukee, WI, and the surrounding areas.

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