Frame thickness is a huge concern for many. Some folks like a heavy frame reminisent of the old wood windows and some prefer a thinner more streamlined frame that allows less frame and more glass and light. .
We have both options from several different window manufacturers. NT Window makes a great slim line framed product that we use a lot in these cases and it keeps the frame size down at one and one half inches. Keeps the mullions of the bow down to around three inches. We also custom build all our mullions to assure a better install
All homes settle to some degree and custom manufacturing the mullions allows us to take out the discrepancies one window at a time and disperse them across the opening. It just leads to a better looking install.
There is indeed a lot to know. There are a lot of options and choices and seldom is the same thing right for every home. Knowing someone with some expertise in all the options is immensely valuable.
I hope you'll look through our gallery of projects and take note of the special attention to detail we provide on every project. It becomes really important when you get to a bay or bow window because they are such focal points to the home itself. A well done bay will look great and increase the homes value, an ugly one will do the opposite. It takes real talent to get one to look great from every side.A link to our Window Gallery
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So many questions and so little space on a website... This is the interior view of a slim line bow with colonial lite grids. The kind that comes out usually has 4 horizontal bars instead of 3 horizontal and one vertical bar. This is the more modern look to go into its place. We can do grids in any pattern you'd like.
I recommend putting up tape to simulate a new idea and decide if you like it while it can be changed as opposed to guessing that you'll like it. A roll of tape goes a long way when it comes to grids and exploring the options out there.
Note that the glass is still pretty large and the frames are minimal..
Sometimes we convert a six lite bow window into a three lite bay to cut down on exposed frame and that can also be a bit cheaper as you're buying three windows instead of six.
In those cases the sill and curve of the brick stay the same and some skill in installation trims it out to look good. Again the real component on these is skill.
The flankers are the windows on the ends. Usually they operate but not always. In this case they are double hung and operate from the top or the bottom with a half screen that can be used on either one.
This and single hung flankers are the most common things we see but there are casement options as well.
As you can see, our custom bent mullions and trim make the day on these. The top has a custom trim as well and the outside is completely maintenance free and can be hosed off with a water hose.
No headaches and long lasting beauty. This one happens to been installed in 2006 and I just happened to go back to the house and see it.
Great installations are their own reward when you see your work last for decades and longer. This is a commitment we have to you and your home: Better home improvements that last longer and are worth more when you sell the house.
In 2015 and beyond there is no reason to have leaky hot bay windows that leak air and cost you energy dollars. What we all need is windows that are quieter and help keep our air conditioning inside the house.
This is a little more money but a great look. If you use casement windows as flankers you can keep out the horizontal bar and have that picture window look while still being able to operate the window and get air and ventilation.
The casement window swings open like a door with a screen mounted on the inside of the window. It is easily removable if you want that clear glass look, and it snaps back on if you burn the chicken and need to air out the house.
Casements are one of our favortite products and in this prefabbed bay window they really look great.
This was a pre-fabbed bay and it went into an opening that had just a twin window previously. In this case there are cable supports that run up into the facia to support the weight of the bay unit itself.
It's a great look and floats to the inside of the home with casing for the finished product. It's constructed out of 1 1/2" plywood on all four sides.
While not cheap, these are beautiful and make a great little window seat as well as offering more light than we had when it was a twin window.
This is the interior view of our bay windows. This one used the oak with oak trim and a light oak stain with clear varnish. I have to confess the customer did the stain and varnish as we're great carpenters but not painters so much.
The job did look great. It was one of our better before and after shots because the contractor before us did a terrible job putting up a bow with a square roof over it.
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There's so little we can do that really improves our quality of life. This is one of those great places where a few thousand dollars changes the entire home. No, they aren't cheap but there is nothing that looks like a great bay or bow window.
Sometimes called grids, mutton bars, divided lites or colonial lites, the question of grids or no grids comes up often,
In cases like these with shutters I think they're better without grids but I only look at them for a day or so. We want you to have whatever is most appealing to your eye.
This one uses Alside Mezzo Vinyl Replacement Windows with Single hungs on the ends and picture windows in the middle.
This window does have the heavier frame but offers a .26 U value which is quite a bit lower than most Energy Star Rated Windows.
This product is acually 2016 compliant and one of the highest performing windows we offer. Alside has seven different glass packages and also offers a Low E Glass with considerably less color than many other manufacturers.
The green tint in windows is an observation I field a lot when looking over new window replacement projects and these guys are my go-to provider of windows that have a little less color in the glass.
Keep in mind that the color is part of the Low E coating and less color does mean less efficient but when the right glass package is used you can have great performance and a clearer looking glass.
Color of window comes up a lot and bears a paragraph or two on the subject.
White is very staunch and somewhat "kerpow" I'm new!! A more relaxed look is the Beige or Tan color. Both of those options are pretty cost effective and keep you in a standard pricing.
Many of our manufacturers have custom colors and there's an Adobe or Sandstone color that's fairly uncommon from a few as well.
Knowing who makes what and getting the right thing for a home isn't a one size fits all proposition. Having several window manufacturers and several models from each means having a full pallet of options and assures you get the right window for you, your family and your home.
This was done with Jeldwen Slim Line Picture windows but I can get a similar result from NT Window with their slim line product. These are the two narrowest framed vinyl windows and certainly produce a great look for our bays and bows.
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