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Bow or Bay — Which Would You Like to See Everyday?

Do you want to upgrade the interior and exterior of your home? Consider installing bow or bay windows! These beautiful, stylish windows are unlike standard flat window in that they protrude outward from the exterior wall of the home. These windows will not only enhance the exterior esthetics of your home and let in more natural light, but they’ll also give you additional space inside your home.

There are a number of reasons to install bow or bay windows in your home, and when the time comes, leave it to the professional contractors at Tom Adams to get the job done right. Check out the video below to see why residents across PA trust our team for their window installation project.


What is the difference between a bay window and a bow window?

Bay windows project outwards and are designed with three openings, with one centered and two on either side. Bow windows, on the other hand, have four or five different openings with a curved structure that protrudes outwards of the home. Check out the infographic below for a side by side comparison of bay and bow windows:

How much does it cost to have a bay window installed?

The cost of bay window installation depends on the type of bay window you want to install, such as fiberglass, wood or vinyl. These popular three-panel windows can range anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000.

Why are they called bay windows?

Bay windows come from an old French word “baee,” that refers to an opening or hole. Because bay windows extend outward from the exterior wall of the home, which is where the term “baee” comes into play.

Why are they called bow windows?

Bow windows feature a curved structure — like a bow — and provide your home with an arched or rounded appearance.

Do bay windows let in more light?

Bay windows are known to let in additional light into the home, not only because there’s more windows for the sun to peek through, but also because of the curved angle of the window structure.

When you begin your window installation project, you’ll have a large selection of energy efficient options to choose from. Our highly-skilled and knowledgeable team will review your options with you and help you select the best windows for your home! Give us a call to get started.

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