Bay or Garden Windows: What’s The Difference?

Bay or Garden WindowsIn our April post, we discussed the difference between bay and bow windows. The variety extends beyond those two options. This time, we want you to learn whether bay or garden windows are right for you. Both styles would be an excellent addition to a home renovation.

Bayor Garden Windows: The Choice

Bay and garden windows are similar in appearance. Homeowners who are familiar with the two terms often use them interchangeably. However, the two have a structural difference. Both protrude outward, creating a window seat or space for décor. The angle, though, differs.

Bay Window

Bay windows consist of a center fixed window with smaller windows on the side. The side windows are usually casement, double-hung, or another openable window style. Carpenters install windows outward at a 90-degree, square-shaped angle.

Garden Window

Garden windows more or less have the same characteristics as their bay counterpart. Here is a distinguishing difference: garden windows have an additional overhead glass pane that acts as a “window roof,” for lack of a better term. The side windows are also set at a 45-degree angle. The windows encompass a larger space overall, allowing more natural light to shine through.

Which Is Better?

Well, that depends on your personal preferences. We believe bay windows are more effective for creating a focal piece that stands out from the rest of the room. We especially recommend bay windows for dinettes, so you can situate the eating area next to the window.

If you have a beautifully decorated lawn outside, then a garden window works well for bringing the outdoors in. Plus, garden windows contribute to higher energy efficiency.

We Install Both Window Types

Ready for a home renovation? Contact Exteriors Unlimited to replace your old windows. Visit our gallery to see how new window and siding replacement changes the total appearance of the property. Both bay and garden windows make excellent accent pieces.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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