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Are Bay Windows Better Than Bow Windows?

Today, window replacement is as easy as ever. Whether you’re looking to upgrade faulty sliding windows or you’re in the market for some replacement casement windows, finding the right product and professional isn’t as complicated as it was in the past. In fact, the main challenge facing most homeowners today is choosing a style that best fits their home.

Nothing exemplifies this challenge better than the choice between two popular options: bow and bay windows. While these styles are quite similar to each other, they still have their own set of pros and cons. Let our window experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Austin explain the advantages of either window and help you make a more informed decision.

Bay Window Benefits

Bay windows are as much as an architectural piece as they are, simply, windows. They are not defined by their panes or their operation, but by their construction. Bay windows always protrude from the side of a building. This makes them a viable choice for homes with a limited floor area as they can provide some much needed space for extra seating or storage.

Advantages of Bow Windows

Most homeowners confuse bow windows for bay windows because they are structurally built in the same way. However, bow windows are curved more gradually instead of the abrupt angles of a bay window, and they are comprised of individual windows, all uniform in style. Because of this, bow windows are usually more appealing.

Bay Windows Vs. Bow Windows

Deciding between these two options boils down to whether you favor functionality or aesthetics. Bay windows offer more uses but bow windows are more versatile when it comes to styling and design. You can even choose custom windows to incorporate into a bow window should your style require it.

Our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Austin can answer all questions you might have about these two styles of windows. Give us a call at (512) 298-2270 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation style consultation and request a free estimate on replacement windows today. We serve homeowners in Austin, TX, and other nearby areas in Texas.


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