One of the favorite replacement windows among homeowners here in Denver and Colorado Springs is the bay window. At Zen Windows Denver, we can design and install your new bay window to match your home’s style and reflect your preferences.
What Is a Bay Window?
Bay window is an umbrella term for all protruding window constructions or projection windows. Each section of the window is known as a lite. Typically, the center window (center lite) of the three is fixed and does not open, while the two sidelites are vented or casement windows. Homeowners can also make their bay windows unique by choosing from a variety of hardware finishes, unique exterior and interior colors, and window grid patterns.
To further tailor the new window to your needs, you can choose the type of glass, such as insulated glass, and select from several projection angles, which indicate how far the window “sticks out” from the rest of the external wall. You can also specify other configuration details, like choosing a bay window with a wider central lite—or if you prefer, all three lites can be the same width. If you’d like the lites at right angles to one another, this is called a “box bay window.” A bay window with a flat front and angled sides is called “canted.” You’d refer to a bay window that utilizes a corbel or bracket as an “oriel window.”
Bay Windows vs. Bow Windows
For a similar look, consider a bow window. While bow windows and bay windows are similar, bow windows consist of four or more lites, which form a more subtle arch. The end vents of a bow window (usually casement windows) can open.
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Advantages of Bay Windows
A new bay window can make a ho-hum room look terrific, both when viewed from outside and looking out from indoors. These charming windows enhance curb appeal and can improve the view from your living room, bedroom, or wherever you choose to install the bay window.
A replacement bay window:
- Is versatile. Use it as a replacement in most large window openings, even if the prior window was not a bay window.
- Allows you a wider, better viewing angle, because bay windows extend out in a 3D fashion.
- Attractively frames your view of surrounding landscaping or natural features outside the window.
- Can add value to your home or help it sell faster by enhancing curb appeal.
- Creates a distinctive architectural feature that can dress up a starter home.
- Adds historical detail to a vintage home.
- Lends charm to a modern home.
- Makes a room feel larger and brighter, as it receives more natural light, from many angles.
- Feels like getting a new room addition, without moving walls or altering your house’s footprint.
- Can become a window seat for reading/relaxing.
- Adds storage or display space to your room.
- And more.
Our Bay Window Products
When it comes to windows, we have a variety of different styles, colors, and grids to ensure you get the absolute perfect fit for your home. We have three distinct lines of windows that can appeal to every homeowner’s budget and taste.
- Karma – This double-pane window comes in high-performance, energy-efficient options and features an ergonomic design.
- Nirvana – The Nirvana model has the same qualities as our Karma line but offers improved thermal effectiveness and a heavy-duty vent lock.
- Lotus – This triple pane window comes with Ultra S and Solar Ultra S Glass options and is reinforced with fiberglass to ensure maximum security.
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Choose Zen Windows for Bay Windows in Denver & Colorado Springs
When you choose Zen Windows Denver for your replacement window needs, you have the option of choosing from our three different lines of windows. The Karma (our base model), the Nirvana, and the Lotus. Each type reflects the quality you’d expect from Zen Windows Denver but offers its own specific price points and features.
We pride ourselves on our dedication to customer satisfaction. That’s why you’ll never be hassled into a sale, never forced to make a deposit, and you’ll deal with staff that actually cares. Plus, Zen Windows Denver also offers a lifetime warranty on every window we sell. That means as long as your house is still standing, you’ll never have to spend another dime on replacement windows.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to install bay windows?
After you make your bay window purchase, we place an order with our manufacturer to deliver your custom window. Your installation typically begins within 2-4 weeks, and your entire bay window installation can typically be completed within 4-8 weeks of purchase.
Do I need a permit to install bay windows in Denver?
A building permit is only required for window replacement in Denver if you live in a designated historic landmark or inside a designated historic district, as long as you aren’t changing the size of the window opening. New bay window installations often require changes to the window opening, though, so permits may be necessary.
Building codes may vary in Colorado Springs and other municipalities. Your Zen Windows representative will explain the permit requirements and handle all necessary details.
Are bay windows worth the cost?
We love bay windows! Few styles add as much curb appeal and interior beauty to your home. One reason for the popularity of bay windows in Denver and Colorado Springs is the unrivaled view of our natural landscapes bay windows offer. From aesthetics to energy efficiency, the benefits of bay windows make them a worthwhile investment.
What is the best window covering for a bay window?
Many homeowners dress bay windows with drapery panels, Roman blinds, or a valance. Consider pairing your bay window curtains or drapes with an accent pillow or seat cushion for your window seat.
Can I install bay windows in my kitchen?
Yes! A kitchen bay window lets in plenty of sunlight to brighten up the room. They’re perfect for breakfast nooks and cozy coffee corners. Grab a book, a cup of tea, and a snuggly blanket and enjoy the dappled sunlight!
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