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

Before we get to the pros and cons, it’s important to make sure we’re talking about the same window. Some Ohio folks get bays and bows mixed up. Not you. We’re talking about those other people. You know, Steelers fans. 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 a space where you can grab a cup of hot cocoa and watch the mesmerizing Columbus snow for five months out of the year.

It’s the perfect place to put a soft cushion. You can even store your books in shelving underneath. Some people adorn these areas with plants, OSU banners, and other ornamentals. The overcast Ohio 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, or as much as you can see once winter rolls around.

Small rooms can feel as cramped as an early COTA bus, but 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. Give your house more of a Franklin Park Conservatory feeling, because more windows equal 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. You’ll be comfortable after your trip to Easton Town Center when you open up a pack of buckeyes because 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’s why it’s vital to have them installed by a professional. But not all professionals provide the same level of installation. It’s like when a pizzeria tries to serve you something that doesn’t have 12-pounds of pepperoni on it. 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 much like the shops in North Market, the benefits far outweigh the higher 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, it’s the City of Discovery after all. We’ll make sure you get an upgrade you’ll enjoy living with.