Bay and Bow Windows
A Bay or Bow vinyl replacement window is actually a combination of replacement windows coupled together. You can use a number of combinations of different types of windows to achieve the look and functionality you want. The common replacement windows for bays and bows are casements, single or double hung, and fixed pictures windows.
Installing a bay or bow window is quite different than a regular flat window. It is very important to support these replacement windows with great care, since they protrude out from the wall as much as two feet, and if they are not supported properly they can sag and cause serious problems with leaking and performance. This is especially true when converting an existing flat window to a bay or bow, because the support system was not originally designed into your original house plans.
Absolute Windows & Doors specializes in converting an existing flat window, or creating a brand new opening, for a beautiful bay or bow window. We will discuss with you exactly how we will support and anchor your new bay or bow window, the different types of projections and seat areas, styles, wood trim, and the overall look of your new bay or bow replacement window system.
Weatherproofing and insulation is also very important to address when installing a new bay or bow replacement window. Even an existing bay or bow may not have adequate insulation, and since the window extends outside of the wall area it will need to be well insulated over the head and under the seat area, or you will have issues with cold and condensation. If the bay or bow window is not going under a soffit overhang a hood will need to be built over the window, special care must be taken to insure the hood is well secured and sealed to the wall area, or leakage will be a problem, as is often the case with bay or bow windows improperly installed.
Bay Window Seat
If you wanted to add a bay window seat under your new bay window, we can work with you, and help design your new bay window seat and turn your bay window seat dreams into a beautiful reality.
Quality Windows from Vinyl Window Designs Inc.
The key to quality windows is in the foundation of its structure. Vinyl Window Designs Inc. (VWD) windows offer the highest quality in the frame, glass and hardware partnered with excellence in the construction of each window.
uPVC Vinyl Construction Frame
Each window from VWD utilizes the strength and durability of our maintenance-free framing. Resistant to the elements, vinyl provides a lasting brand-new look, which unlike other framing options will never require painting.
The unique multi-chambered profile structure of VWD framing is designed for maximum efficiency. The unique multi-chamber construction creates insulation for improved thermal retention and sound insulation. Additionally, this frame construction prevents condensation from forming on your window.
High Performance Glass
The high performance glass from VWD offers varied functions and efficiencies based on your needs. With the innovative technology of Solar Gain Low E or Solar Shield Low E, you can increase or reduce the solar heat generated; meaning savings for you!
Reduce the build up of dirt on your glass with self-cleaning glass! With the use of the sun’s energy, e-clean glass creates a lasting, clean look with minimal maintenance.
Dual or Triple Bond Durometer Glazing
For a great seal on your window, VWD utilizes either Dual or Triple Bond Durometer Glazing. This Flexible Neoprene Durometer is applied using the highest industry standards to create an excellent seal with wet exterior glazing tape. The Triple Bond Glazing system is exclusive the VWD Premium Casement for ultimate, lasting performance.
Secure and Durable Hardware
The functionality and strength of your window is in all its components, including the hardware. The hardware in VWD windows uses premium quality products for the best in performance and durability of your window.
Triple Seal Weather Stripping
For the ultimate performance in weather stripping, VWD uses a high pile that allows for the water to exit, while preventing insects to enter. VWD employs Neoprene bulb seal for the ideal compression seal, or Dual Neoprene interior and central compression seals for a water and air tight seal.
Aluminum Reinforced Frame
VWD windows use an aluminum reinforced frame to securely anchor the casement hardware to the vinyl frame with specially cut screws threaded into the aluminum and vinyl frame.