Projection WindowsBoth bay and bow windows are projection windows. This means that they project outwards from the inside of the home, creating a gorgeous "view from the street". Their main difference is the way in which they project from the side of the home, and the number of window panels they can have.
Bay WindowsBay windows project at sharp angles, and are made up of three window panels. Take a look at the example below:
They can project at 45 degree angles, like the one above, or at 90 degree angles to form a Box Bay Window.
Large bay windows can become the centerpiece of a room with a properly designed window seat on the inside. Smaller bay windows can be used in bathrooms or in the kitchen as Garden Windows with side vents. Garden windows hold herbs and plants beautifully!
All Bay Windows from Comfort Windows come with a variety of glass options, roof options and color options - and are custom designed to fit any home.
Bow WindowsUnlike bay windows, bow windows project from the side of the home in a curved shape. This means that bow windows can come in 3, 4, 5, or 6 window sections, called "lites". So if you wanted a bow window with 5 windows, it's called a 5-Lite Bow Window. Check out the example below:
Comfort Windows has a variety of options for the bow windows as well, and all bow windows are custom designed to fit your home.
Recap: Difference between a bay and bow window?
- Number of "lites" or window sections possible
- Angle or curve in which the window projects from the house
For more information on bay windows and bow windows, check out Comfort's bay and bow window information page, the window style options, or our window photo gallery.
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