Custom Bay Windows


Bay windows are one of the most popular and recognizable types of window installations. Common on Victorian homes, bay windows feature a central window with two angled flanker windows.

There are many benefits to installing a custom bay window. For instance, bay windows as a visual centerpiece in any room, drawing in more natural light, while creating additional interior space. They also add value to a home, as they increase square footage and visual interest.

In need of custom bay windows for your home or commercial property?

WeatherMaster Window supplies and installs custom-built bay windows throughout Central Maryland and Northern Virginia. We make beautiful, built-to-order bay windows designed specifically for your home. Learn about our options now or call for a same-day design appointment and estimate.

What Is a Bay Window?

Bay windows and bow windows combine several smaller windows to create one large window installation. The key difference between the two: Bay windows utilize three windows installed to create a trapezoidal shape, while bow windows may use up to six windows.

Most bay windows feature three windows, including a larger middle picture window, with two matching windows, or “flankers,” on either side. Most commonly, the flanker windows protrude out at a roughly 45-degree angle and are about half the width of the center windows. Double-hung or casement windows are a popular choice for flankers.

This type of window is most identified with Victorian architecture. Yet, bay windows can be designed to match nearly any home type, from a Craftsman bungalow, to a classic Colonial.

Ultimately, bay windows should be custom built for the size of the window opening. A properly-sized bay window is important for sturdiness and durability, as improperly sized bays will bend and sag away from the home over time.

Common Uses for Bay Windows

Considering a bay window for your home? This type of window has many uses. A new bay window can help add:

  • Architectural Interest – Bay windows project out from the home, creating a distinctive look from both the interior and exterior.
  • Natural Lighting – Bay windows maximize the brightness and natural light in any interior space.
  • Added Space – Bay windows make interior spaces feel larger, and can also accommodate a window seat, additional shelving or a storage nook.
  • Ventilation – Bay windows allow for great breezes, which is why they’re a popular choice for living rooms and bedrooms.

Advantages of Bay Windows

There are numerous reasons you might install a bay window on your home. From boosting the visual appeal, to increasing resale value, here are a few reasons to consider a custom bay window:

  • Make a Design Statement – Bay windows are one of the most beautiful types of window installations.
  • Accentuate a View – A bay window creates the best frame for a view, while drawing in natural light and a breeze.
  • Additional Space – Bay windows tend to create more space than a bow window, and can instantly make a room look and feel larger.
  • Add Value to a Home – Bay windows increase square footage, while also adding visual appeal, both of which increase resale value.

Disadvantages of Bay Windows

Bay windows are a popular choice for many reasons, and they work well for nearly any interior space. Yet, there are a few disadvantages that might make this the wrong type of window for your home. They include:

  • Too Much Natural Light – When installed in the wrong space or without the right features, a bay window can allow in too much light, resulting in overheating or faded furniture. One solution: High-performance solar glass to reduce heat gain.
  • Cost Effectiveness – A properly constructed bay window is essential for long-term performance and structural soundness. That’s why low-budget options should be avoided.

About Our Custom Bay Windows

WeatherMaster Window supplies and installs custom bay windows for homeowners in the Central Maryland Baltimore and Northern Virginia areas. We allow you to customize nearly every detail, including:

  • Size – Build a bay window for nearly any window opening size.
  • Features – Customize your bay windows by frame type, color, insulation options and more.
  • Window Types – All bay windows feature a center window – typically a fixed picture window, matched with two flanking windows on either side. Choose the window types that work best for you, including double-hung or casement flaking windows, or a large center casement.

Contact Us

WeatherMaster Window is your source for custom bay windows in the Northern Virginia and Central Maryland areas. Choose us for new, efficient bay windows. Call now or email for an estimate or browse our options to learn more.

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