If you’re looking for a large window for your living room, dining room or bedroom, a bow window is one you should consider. Many people mistake bow windows for bay windows, but while they both protrude from the building, there are some differences. A bay window typically consists of a large picture window with two smaller windows on each side. A bow window, on the other hand, will have four or more individual panes attached at approximately15-degree angles. These angles create a more rounded look than the angular bay window.
Here’s why you should consider adding a bow window to your home. • They let more light into the room. Because they protrude from the wall, bow windows let in light at more angles than flat windows, meaning the room will have more natural light for longer periods. They also increase your view of the outdoors. • They add value to your home. Bow windows are as beautiful to look from the outside of the home as they are from the inside. If you’re planning to sell your house, now or at any point in the future, a bow window will add to your home’s curb appeal and maybe even raise its value. • They add ventilation. Since bow windows comprise a combination of individual windows, you can decide to have all of them be open, thereby increasing the airflow in the room. • They’re customizable. As previously mentioned, you can choose to have one, some or all of the windows open on a bow window. They also allow you more choice in terms of the size, angle and shape of your window than a bay or flat window can. • They add space to the room. Because bow windows protrude from the exterior of the home, they make the indoor space look and feel bigger than it is. The extra space can be used as a window seat, as storage or to house a piece of furniture you want to show off. Trusted in Ottawa for more than 50 years If you’re interested in the esthetic appeal that bow windows can add to your Ottawa home, call Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors. We’re committed to offering fair pricing on high quality brands like North Star Windows and Doors. We’re so confident in our services that every installation comes with a 10-year labour guarantee and transferable life-time warranty. For a free estimate, contact us today.