The Beauty of Bow & Bay Windows
Although bow and bay windows are often thought of as the same thing, they have slight differences. Bay windows are typically comprised of just three windows. Often the center window doesn’t open and is a solid pane of glass, while the two side windows may or may not open. The center window can be the same size or larger than the side windows. You may notice that the angles of the three windows are greater in a bay window than bow, making a bay window the perfect choice for a window seat or indoor garden.
A bow window has four or five windows, all of which typically open. It has a gently arched shape and is most often comprised of casement windows or double-hung windows. The benefit of both is that they add more space and light to a home than a straight window wall. You may even feel that the room is bigger when you add bay or bow windows.
Bow & Bay Windows from Renewal by Andersen
If you’re looking to add some architectural interest to your home or make a room feel bigger, consider changing the space by adding a bow or bay window. The change can be quite dramatic without the cost of a huge renovation. When you work with a Renewal by Andersen consultant, he or she can help you decide which option is best for your home, space and budget.
Of course, if you already have bay or bow windows and want replacement windows, we can help with that too. They are available in the same great interior and exterior options as our other replacement window products. Although most people choose no grid in the center panel of the bay window, we do offer four grille grid options. All our replacement windows are energy efficient and low maintenance. In fact, you will find when you replace your current windows of any style with our Low E-4™ double pane windows that your room will be more comfortable all year.
Bow and bay windows are a great way to add more light, space and architectural style to your home. If you’re ready to learn more about the many replacement window options from Renewal by Andersen, call us today at (615) 283-9463 or fill out our contact form. Our in-home consultations are always free.
Angle bay and bow windows can be used as a replacement in most large window openings. Design possibilities are endless. Choose double-hung, casement, picture, awning, or a combination of window styles for your new bay or bow.
Double-Hung Bay Window Bay windows are available in four projection angles up to a 90 degree box bay.
Casement Bay Window
Bay windows are available in four projection angles up to a 90 degree box bay.
Casement Bow Window
Bow windows sweep away from the wall in a graceful arch of four, five, or six windows.
The Renewal by Andersen replacement window color palette is specially selected to match or complement the colors of your home. You can choose the same color for both the interior and exterior, or select any exterior color with a stainable wood, white or canvas interior. Our colors will not flake, rust, blister, peel, crack, pit or corrode, making troublesome maintenance a thing of the past. See the limited warranty for details.
- Exterior Colors
- Interior Colors
Please see the Renewal by Andersen color choice card for exact color samples.
Details make all the difference, and Renewal by Andersen offers a variety of hardware choices to complete the custom styling of your replacement windows. Complement your interior decor with our three standard hardware finishes-white, canvas and stone-or make a beautiful design statement with one of our optional, Estate™Collection hardware finishes.
- Standard Hardware
- Hardware Finishes
- Estate™ Collection
- Hardware Finishes
Andersen® Low-E4® glass, the next generation of premium glass technology, is standard on all Renewal by Andersen® windows and Frenchwood® patio doors. Key benefits include:
- Up to 56% more energy-efficient in summer and 45% more efficient in winter compared to ordinary dual-pane glass.* Depending on where you live, that can cut your energy bills up to 25%**.
- Innovative coating reduces water spots and makes cleaning easier***
- Blocks 83% of UV rays that can fade fabric and damage furniture
- Significantly reduces the level of sound coming into your home
*Values are based on comparison to U-Factors and SHGCs for clear glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
**A study of identical homes comparing Low-E4® glass to ordinary dual-pane glass showed a 25% savings geographically on cooling bills, 10% on heating. Savings may vary geographically.
***Exterior glass only. When activated by sunlight.
Choose from obscure, reed, cascade, or fern glass patterns to provide beauty while still allowing light to enter your home.
Low-E4® Sun Glass
Choose additional tint to reduce the amount of solar heat gain in your home to help keep your home cooler in summer.
A type of safety glass that is heat-treated to be at least four times stronger than other regular glass.
Renewal by Andersen offers a broad range of grille patterns and finishes to enhance the look of your home. Match or change the look with grilles configured to provide originality or authenticity. Our high-profile grilles feature prominently defined profiles that enhance traditional window design. All of our grilles are designed for long-lasting, low-maintenance performance.*
* See the Renewal by Andersen 20/2/10 year limited warranty.
- Grille Patterns
You choose the number of squares for each sash.
This pattern always includes two vertical and two horizontal bars per sash.
A classic effect with two vertical bars meeting a horizontal rail or bar at the center of the window
You choose the number of squares for each sash.
There are many additional grille options available. Please see your local showroom for more information.
Interior wood grilles
Hardwood grilles snap into clips on sash interior and remove easily for glass cleaning. Contemporary or classic profiles in two widths.
Pre-finished aluminum grilles permanently installed to provide the quick glass cleaning of a smooth surface. Narrow or wide width.
Full divided light grilles
A visual replication of true divided glass, with a permanently applied exterior Fibrex® material grille, and aluminum space® between the glass, and a removable or permanently applied wood interior grille.
Insect screens are included standard with every operable window from Renewal by Andersen. Each is lightweight and designed to be easily removed from the inside of your home for easy cleaning. All insect screens are constructed with an aluminum frame and your choice of glass fiber (our standard), aluminum, or our innovative TruScene® insect screens (see below). Half insect screens are available on double-hung windows.
High Transparency Insect Screens
With TruScene insect screens, the view from your window stays as clear as all outdoors. With over 50% more clarity than our standard insect screens, it’s virtually invisible and totally innovative. TruScene insect screens are made with a micro-fine stainless steel mesh that’s one-third the diameter of standard screen wire to let more fresh air and sunlight in, while keeping most of even the smallest insects out. TruScene insect screens are like nothing you’ve ever seen!
- Nearly invisible
- The strength of stainless steel
- Protection against some of the smallest insects
- Superior ventilation
- Lets more light into your home