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Have you ever seen a bay window? Probably, but you didn't know what it was called. Here are some things you should know about this type of window and why you need Big City Windows to add one to your home.

Bay windows are composed of a series of three sets of windows that come together at 30° or 45° angles. The design options allow homeowners to include fixed, operating, or a combination of both types of windows. The result is a more panoramic view that adds architectural detail inside and to the home's facade.

One of the great things about bay windows in Ottawa is that they make it possible to increase living space without adding any square footage. That's because the windows extend outward from the wall, creating a little more space inside.

Different bay window designs provide more natural light to rooms while making it possible to install seating or storage to the interior space. They work well in living rooms, dens, and dining rooms. Many homeowners also like to include them in master bedrooms.

At Big City Windows, we offer a number of custom accessories and features that will make the window the perfect option for your home. Let us tell you more.

How Bay Windows Will Make A Difference

When you talk with the team at Bay City Windows, we are sure to bring up the idea of installing bay windows in at least a few areas of your home. This window design does offer benefits that are more difficult to get with other window styles. Here are a few points to consider about the way these windows can be a real asset.

Enhancing the Beauty of the Home Inside and Out

The visual impact of a bay window extends to the outside as well as the inside. You don't have to own a Victorian style house in order for the design to improve the curb appeal of the place. Even homes built from the middle of the 20th century through today can benefit from this additional visual element. You'll find that the window adds a touch of elegance to the exterior of your house.

Inside, the window also provides additional architectural detail to the room. In fact, it may become the focal point for the space. Think of how you can use the window style to make a nice but less than spectacular room into space that is truly inviting.

Adding Value to Your Home

You plan on living in your home for many years but isn't it nice to know that your bay windows in Ottawa will increase the market value of the place? While you still need to keep the rest of the home and the grounds in proper condition, the presence of these windows provide one more reason for prospective buyers to stop in and take a look around. The investment you make in the windows today means you get to enjoy them for years and then point to them as one of the features that make the place worth a higher asking price.

Contact us today and learn more about the window options available from Big City Windows. Arrange for a contractor to visit your home and talk about bay and other types of windows and what they will provide. Once you make your selection, sit back and watch as we transform the look of your home with those brand new windows.

Colour Options

  • Sandalwood

  • Brown

  • Normandy

  • White

  • Ivory

  • Sandstone

  • Classic Burgundy

  • Dark Bronze

  • Fiddelehead Green

  • Black Iron

  • Peal Green

  • Twany Rose

  • Dark Beige

  • Brick Red

  • Stone Harbour

  • Deep Royal Blue

  • Barren Plain

  • Sandy White

Finishes and Colours for Your Bay Window Replacement

Bay windows can be customized to the personal taste of the customer. Fixed as well as movable sashes can be used in just about any combination. If you want fixed central windows flanked with movable windows, our team at Big City can come up with the perfect design.

We also have options for colours and finishes. Begin by taking a look at our standard paint colours. Currently, we offer 18 different shades for your consideration. Our paints are good for the environment and will resist fading and other types of weather damage.

Take it to the next level and talk with us about our Capstock Colour options. The coating protects the material and adds more durability to your windows. There's also a superior level of colour retention. You'll also find that the coating is less likely to scratch and the glossy look will remain true from year to year.

Thinking About Hardware for Your Bay Windows

We offer hardware that looks great with our Standard, Heritage, and Classic Collections. Big City's basic hardware is tough enough to do the job and will hold up well for years. If you are looking for hardware that also adds a few decorative touches, talk with us about our Premium Hardware system. With eight finishes to consider, this hardware provides that little something extra that will make your bay window styles all the more attractive.

With all our hardware, the use of stainless steel ensures everything will work perfectly and last for years.

Our Glazing Solutions: Solar Solutions and More

Like all of our product offerings, our bay window designs are in full compliance with Canada's Energy Star standards. In some cases, some of the features will exceed those standards. This is certainly true when it comes to the steps we take to ensure your window glazing provides peak performance.

As part of our Solar Solutions approach, we apply our gas to the window units just prior to sealing. What this does is allow us to check and confirm the gas content in each unit. When we deliver them for installation, you can trust that the windows are ready to provide excellent protection from the elements.

Our Super Spacer makes those windows even better. Combined with our approach to sealing and certifying, the spacers boost the energy efficiency of those new windows. There is less transference of outdoor heat and cold as the seasons pass. You'll also notice a difference in how much condensation forms on the windows during the winter months. For added visual appeal, remember you can have the glass tinted blue or bronze.

We also only use glass made using the most up to date technology. That's why we offer LoĒ-180™ glass to our clients. This glass provides superior insulation by blocking the transference of heat from inside your home to the outside. The glass also reflects that heat back into the rooms for circulation. To make a good thing even better, it also absorbs warmth from the sun's rays to prevent cold spots.

Another treatment we offer is known as Neat®. Making use of the UV rays found in sunlight, the treatment helps to loosen dirt so you can clean the windows with greater ease. Instead of scrubbing, you can do the job with a water hose. The treatment can be applied to our LoĒ-180™ glazing and boost the ability to control the temperature and humidity level indoors.

Will these measures really make a difference? Given the fact that older windows could be increasing your annual heating and cooling costs by up to 40%, they certainly are worth investigating. You are likely to save quite a bit of money over the course of each year. Add in the improved noise filtering and the improved security offered by our windows, and you have a true winner.

Let's Talk Grilles and Divided Light Options

Grilles add a touch of elegance and traditional charm to your bay window designs. Big City can produce panes that include grilles using one of two different methods. You get to choose which one you like best.

The first approach involves internal grilles that are set in place between the pane layers. You can choose the colour, style, and size of the grille itself. This makes it easy to come up with a decorative element that still allows plenty of natural light into the space.

Another option is our Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) solution. This involves applying the grille elements to the outside of the glass. This solution gives the windows more of a hand-crafted look that is reminiscent of days gone by. With either approach, you get to enjoy the visual appeal of the grilles while still being able to clean and maintain your bay window design with ease.

The decorative panels we use for your replacement bay windows include glass that is beveled, tinted, leaded, or grooved. With certain window types included in the bay window installation, you may have cams present. Those cams can be in brass, zinc, or include some patina between the double or triple panes used in the design.

What About Accessories and Trim Solutions?

At Big City, we believe in offering customers the widest range of options for accessories and trim solutions. When you decide to buy bay window accessories, we are happy to go over all sorts of possibilities and give you an idea of how they would work with your home. In terms of trim solutions, we have what you need to make those replacement bay windows look properly finished and set. They will seamlessly connect with the other design elements on the inside and outside of the home.

Big City Windows is the best solution for installing new bay windows. Choose us and you will enjoy a competitive bay window replacement cost, gain a little extra space inside, and enhance the curb appeal of your home. Best of all, you get improved energy efficiency and noise reduction in exchange for that bay window replacement cost. Call us today and let's start customizing your new windows. Once they are in place, you will enjoy them for years to come.

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