Bay Windows can be a great addition to many homes. They provide great views and lighting for any atmosphere. There are a few things to consider when thinking about installing this great new addition to your home: size, material, sash, eave, and much more. This article provides much information on getting any bay window installation started.
Most bay windows range in size from 6 to 10 feet in width and 3 to 6 feet in height. Custom sizes are also common for those houses that have special spaces. Along with space, material is a big factor when deciding to install a bay window. The most used materials are wood, aluminum, and vinyl. Wood (primed wood or wood covered with aluminum or vinyl) is the most commonly used material because it is the most cost effective. Bay windows are generally insulated by 2 panes of glass. The article suggest that some windows can have a higher energy efficiency by having argon gas in between the panes, or by using a glaze that admits solar heat in the summer and reflects the heat in the summer.
The look of the sash can depend on the homeowner. Some choose to have the sash match the other windows in the house. Eaves are another thing to consider when thinking about bay windows. Be sure to consider an eave before ordering your bay window. If not using an eave, a small roof or skirt should be built above the bay window.