Let’s talk about bow windows for San Diego homes. We love a good bow window, as they have many benefits.
The term “bow window” can be a little confusing. A bow window is not a type of window, per se. Rather, a bow window is a group of windows arranged in such a way that it creates a bump out on the outside of your home, and an alcove on the inside. Bow windows contain four to six individual, vertically oriented windows that are placed next to each other and angle out from the exterior of the house to create a curved look. The individual windows in a bow window can be fixed windows (which don’t open or close), single or double hung windows, casement windows, or any combination of these types of windows. Typically, all of the individual windows in a bow window are the same size, although some people choose to make the middle window(s) wider.
People most often have bow windows in their San Diego homes because they add architectural interest. On the exterior, bow windows add the illusion of a curve, which breaks up otherwise flat walls. You see bow windows installed in a variety of home styles, but most often, they will be in more traditional homes, such as Victorians or classic cottages.
There are several benefits to bow windows on the interior of a home as well. Anytime you have multiple windows in a room, it increases the natural light in the home, as well as the ventilation. In addition, a bow window can create additional space in a room for a special feature like a breakfast nook, a cozy built-in bench for reading, or a bathtub.
Replacing the Existing Bow Windows in Your San Diego Home
If your home already has a bow window and you want to replace the individual windows in it with new windows, BM Windows is certainly able to do that! We can help you select the best windows for your bow window, based on your needs. Maybe you want more ventilation, or better sound suppression, or better insulation—or all three! We can help you choose windows that will look great and perform the way you want them to.
Adding Bow Windows to Your Home
If your home doesn’t currently have a bow window, but you want to add one, we can still help you, but the process will be a bit more involved. There will be some additional construction needed, and you may even need to bring in a structural engineer for the project. We can help connect you with a reputable and licensed general contractor in your area that can help you with the structural portion of the project, and once that is completed, we can install your beautiful new windows.
If you’d like to learn more about new windows for your San Diego home, contact us at BM Windows. We can set up an in-home consultation, where you can get your questions answered and get a quote on replacement windows.