Taking accurate measurement of your window openings is the vital first step in successfully buying replacement windows. You will take three measurements each of the width (at the top, middle and bottom) and of the height (at the left, centre and right) using the smallest results as your replacement window dimensions. If the three measurements for either dimension differ greatly, the opening may not be square.
The width is given first when reading replacement window dimensions. Measure the width between the inner jambs as shown. Be sure to measure the existing window’s frame at its widest points, rather than the narrower distance between inside trim pieces.
For the height, you will measure from the point where the inside sill meets the outside sill stool, up to where the header meets the inside stop (head) at the top of the frame.
Window 1(items: 1) -48×48,Bay,White
Window 2(items: 1) -42×42,Bay,White
Window 3(items: 1) -36×36,Bay,White
Window 4(items: 1) -24×24,Bay,White
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do you call a bay window?
A bay window may be rectangular, polygonal, or arc-shaped (AKA a bow window). A bay window is also called an oriel or oriel window when it projects from an upper story and is supported by corbels. Bay windows are associated historically with mansions of the early English Renaissance.
What is the difference between a bay window and a bow window?
Bay windows have three openings and are available in angled projections. Bow windows usually has four or five. A bay window’s overall structure consists of a picture window with two other windows, usually smaller, on either side. A bow window’s structure is curved, creating a rounded appearance on the outside of the home.
Does a bay window add value to a home?
Installing replacement bay or bow windows can add space to a house. This adds to the interior square footage of your home. When you decide to sell your house, the extra size can increase the resale value. Because bay and bow windows protrude from the exterior of the house and are actually three windows in one, they let in more light, improving the look and feel of a room. Additionally they add to the curb appeal and help give your home a high-quality look that makes it more attractive to buyers.
What shape is a bay window?
Generally bay windows appear like truncated triangles from above, with one pane parallel to the exterior wall of a building and two panes at angles on either side supporting it. If these windows are curved they may be called bow windows. A they are supported by a corbel, bracket or similar hardware, they are called oriel windows.
Are bay windows expensive?
Bay windows and bow windows are usually more expensive than traditional double-hung windows, casement windows, or slider windows of the same size. Due to their construction, a bay window can easily run you around $1500 depending on the size. Pricing can be affected by factors like glazing, window treatments, use of efficient glass, and proximity to roof or doors.
How much does it cost to put in a bay window?
Replacing a flat-pane window in an outside wall will increase the overall cost of your project by around $38 per hour. Adding new support structures to you home will add time to your project, which leads to higher labor costs. The average labor cost to install bay windows is between $300 and $500.
Can you sit in a bay window?
With a window seat or seat boards, a bay window can make a great space for additional seating in any room in your house.
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