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Bay windows are perfect if you want to add dramatic flair to your home’s curb appeal. However, installing bay windows is a major home improvement decision (not to mention investment) that needs to be considered carefully.

In this article, we discuss the four factors you should consider so you can build the bay windows of your dreams.

Size Matters

On the one hand, it will cost less to install bay windows that are the same size or smaller than your current windows. A larger window will command more attention and is more visually arresting. Either way, most window contractors can customize your windows according to your specific size requirements.

Sash Style

A Casement sash works better for narrower bay windows, while double-hung configurations better fit broader ones. The center window is usually a picture window, but you can choose to fit it with an operable sash style.

Support System

Bay windows require support from below using braces or above-using support cables. Support cables are more subtle, but not all manufacturers offer them. 


Since bay windows are usually tucked beneath an eave, measurements need to be taken to ensure a proper fit. If there are no eaves or a bay window is installed in the middle of the wall, a small roof must be built above it. The small overhanging roof gives most of the bay windows that iconic look.

Bay windows can transform your home from humdrum to excellent. Just be sure to work with a contractor specializing in bay window installation since it can be tricky and complex. 

Let Woodbridge Home Solutions be your window installation expert. We specialize in exterior solutions and are the top provider of vinyl windows in Lubbock and throughout nearby cities in Texas. Contact us for a free estimate on your bay or bow window replacement project.

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