The right window can take a room from ordinary to breathtaking. If you’re considering new windows and you’re not sure what’s best for your space, it helps to compare the features and benefits of each type.
Ask yourself how you will use the space around your window. If you envision sitting down with a cup of coffee and a book, glancing occasionally at your picturesque weeping willow, you might want a bay window. If you want to create a greenhouse space drenched with sunlight, a garden window might best meet your needs.
Homeowners can choose between double-hung windows that open both on top and bottom and casement windows that have a hinge on the top and allow the bottom to swing out at an angle. Double-hung windows allow maximum ventilation, but casement windows can stay open even when it rains. Use the window seat to create a cozy reading nook or display collectibles on the shelf. Vents allow homeowners to direct the breeze at adjustable angles.
Homeowners who have a room with dead space that isn’t right for furniture often find that a bay window adds interest. The shelf can offer extra seating during the holidays or any time there’s lots of company. Builders often use them to establish a focal point in living areas or bedrooms and give homes architectural character. Bay windows can be as large as the homeowner wishes, so manufacturers can customize them to fit any space.
Bay and garden windows both protrude from the home’s exterior. While bay windows form a bevel between 25 and 45 degrees, garden windows are much boxier. They stick out at a 90-degree angle on four sides, with a top panel that slopes to allow precipitation to run off.
Homeowners can buy garden windows up to 72 inches by 48 inches, so they are typically smaller than bay windows. While bay windows frame beauty outside, garden windows provide space for items inside. Most people use them to grow plants. Because of their smaller size, they work well in kitchens above the sink. Cooks enjoy the added natural light and handy access to fresh herbs.
Garden windows also open to provide ventilation. Experience a gentle breeze and plenty of natural daylight.
Why Choose a Window from Able Roof?
- Bay and garden windows are chosen both for their beauty and performance. Here are some of the benefits of all our windows:
- Minimal maintenance and easy operation
- Polyurethane frame insulation for maximum energy efficiency
- Lexan night latch locks improve home security
- ENERGY STAR and NFRC ratings for efficiency
- Lifetime transferrable warranty on every unit
- Exceptional moisture control and custom finishing
- Argon-filled double layer panes
When you want high-quality windows custom cut to the nearest quarter-inch, call Able Roof. Our competitive pricing means you can have both high value and exquisite style. Contact us for a free estimate today.