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A Homeowner’s Guide to Bay Windows

Bay Windows

Everyone loves the look and feel that bay windows bring to a house. Maybe you’d like to add a nook onto the kitchen, or you want a cozy space to curl up off the living room. Bay windows can bring a lot of value to a home and to the life that you enjoy in that home.

Many sizes for a new bay window

You can create bay windows in many sizes and scales, depending on your overall design goals. Enhance the window above your kitchen sink by turning it into a small bay window, or go for a full-scale room-sized bay window remodel. Bay windows are simply multiple windows fused together to create the effect of one angled window. To get started on your bay window, contact us here.

Wood or vinyl

Depending on your design aesthetics, you might lean more toward a wood window for that classy, rustic look. Or, if you prefer a no-nonsense window, spring for vinyl for the easiest maintenance of all. Though wood is beautiful, it requires regular refinishing and repainting, especially to avoid rot and other wood-specific issues. Vinyl allows you to avoid the hassle and it comes in a spectrum of finishes so you can color-coordinate.

Structure of a bay window

The angles on a bay window are typically set at between 30 to 45 degrees, which gives it the great architectural structure that everyone enjoys. You’ll need to factor this in for the remodel, however, as your space needs to be built to support this change in structure. Make sure there is an eave above the window that will adequately protect the window from above.


Bay windows are generally installed in much the same way as a regular window, except that they involve placing three conjoined windows instead of one large window. Windows installed by Peak are custom manufactured to the 1/8″ for the exact opening size of your home. This means you’ll need to wait a little longer to get the windows installed but they will be a perfect fit virtually eliminating seal failure and air penetration. The final effect will be well worth the wait.

If you’re ready to start the process of installing bay windows in your home, contact Peak Custom Remodeling here!


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