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Pros & Cons Of Bay Windows

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Date: 02.15.2017

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Are you thinking it is time to add a beautiful bay window to your home? Well, we'd like to help. At Window Nation, we know all about windows. Here are some quick pros and cons that will help you make the right choice.

Before we get to the pros and cons it is important to make sure we're talking about the same window. Some folks get bays and bows mixed up. Not you. We're talking about those other people. The big difference is that bay windows are a unit that comes with three windows, bow windows are usually four or more windows that are installed in an arc.

Pros of Bay Windows

Since bay windows create more space inside your home, you can do fun stuff with that space. Some people like to make the sunny nook where they can sit and read a book. It is the perfect place to put a soft cushion. You can even store your books in shelving underneath. Some people adorn these areas with plants and other ornamentals. The sky is the limit.

More windows mean more of a view! When you get new bay windows, you're going to see more of your yard.

Small rooms can feel cramped. When you add a bay window to a small room, it can really open it up.

There are few upgrades that will give you as much curb appeal as a new bay window. These are not windows that blend in. They stand out in a beautiful way. When you go to sell your home, potential buyers are sure to notice.

Bay windows allow more natural light into your interior spaces. More windows equals more light. Right?

More light without compromising on interior comfort. Bay windows have side windows that can open up and allow cool air to come in. Window Nation bay windows also come with the most advanced Energy Star features available. This will let the light in and keep unwanted heat out.

Cons of Bay Windows

When installed improperly, bay windows can develop structural issues over time. That is why it is vital to have them installed by a professional. But not all professionals provide the same level of installation. At Window Nation, our installers use materials that won't fail over time. So you're going to have strong, sealed windows for years to come.

Bay windows cost a little bit more. They aren't as easy to install as double hung windows. But all the benefits far outweigh the costs.

If you're ready to make the leap and add a bay window to your home, let us know. We would love to take this journey with you, and make sure you get an upgrade you can live with.

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