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Jan 2014

Shoptalk Explains – Bay and Bow Windows

Shoptalk Explains – Industry terms defined for the savvy consumer

Bay and bow windows are window combinations that project outward from a home. Legacy offers a variety of style and operational options.

Bay window is a generic term for all protruding window constructions, regardless of height. The most common interior angles are 90, 135 and 150 degrees. Most bay windows are polygonal or square.

When a bay window is curved it is know as a called bow windows. A bay window with a flat front and angled sides is called canted. A bay window supported by a corbel, bracket or similar it is called an oriel window.


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