Benefits of Window Treatments

Window Treatment Benefits

Adding window treatments to a house adds an artistic look to the home, but there are more functions and benefits beyond the looks of the windows.

When looking for the perfect window treatments for the house, here are some factors to take into consideration so you can get the maximum benefits from your investment.

Protection from the Ultraviolet rays

We all know that when we spend time outside in sunlight that sun creams can help protect us from the sun’s rays, but we usually don’t think about the UV rays in the house.

Having excellent quality window treatments not only controls the UV rays but it also helps in protecting the hardwood floors and furniture of the house. Continuous exposure to the sunlight can result in fading the wood on furniture and on floors.

Treating the windows properly can control how much sunlight should enter the house, which allows you to have a natural sunlight in the house and reduces the use of electricity.


Its always good to have sunlight in the house, but as the sun sets, we always prefer to keep the curtains shut.

It is very important to have a sense of privacy because we don’t want nosy people to see through the windows and wave. Having a window treatment such as blinds and curtains gives us an option of privacy in the house.

Related post: Types Of Windows


One of the most important reasons we plan for windows treatment is because of their ability to transform the house. Your well-tailored windows bring a great style to the house, but they do much more than to bring you just style.

It’s very important to take care of your window treatments by cleaning and maintaining in the proper way. Keep these benefits in mind and you’ll be able to find the perfect treatment for your windows.


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Types of Windows

Types of Windows for Your Home

Do you know the different types of replacement windows available for your home?

It’s okay if you don’t. A lot of people, especially first-time homeowners, are not really educated on the different types of windows and the terminology.

If you are shopping for replacement windows and want to educate yourself on the different types of windows, we’ve written this post to help you learn.

Types of windows for your home

  • Arched windows
  • Awning windows
  • Bay windows
  • Bow windows
  • Casement windows
  • Double hung windows
  • Egress windows
  • Garden windows
  • Glass block windows
  • Hopper windows
  • Picture windows
  • Skylight windows
  • Single hung windows
  • Sliding windows
  • Transom windows

Arched windows

The arched window is a classic window type that goes back to Roman architecture.

In recent decades it has made a comeback in residential homes.

It adds visual appeal to homes and in a very practical sense, allows more light into a room.

Awning windowAwning windows

An awning window has a hinge opening rather than a slide mechanism like most windows.

Awning windows and hopper windows make beautiful and unique additions to any room of a home.

Their design allows air and sunlight to come in while keeping rain out. Cleaning awning windows is easy.

Basements and bathrooms are ideal spaces for awning and hopper replacement windows.

Bay Window with Casement FlankersBay windows

Bay windows have been a popular choice for homes in Chicagoland for more than a century.

Bay windows physically expand the interior space to the outside of the home. They create an illusion of a room being larger and allow much more light into a room.

Adding one bay window to a room can help enhance its space and its beauty all at the same time. It adds value and appeal to your home and is a window you will enjoy for years to come.

Four Wide Bow Window with Casement FlankersBow windows

Bow windows are the popular cousin to the classic bay window.

They give you more interior space, extending out from the interior space of the home.

Bow windows add value to your home and allow more light into the interior.

Related: What is the Difference Between a Bow and a Bay Window?

Casement windows

A casement window is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. Casement windows will be hinged at the side.

They can be placed in homes either singly or in pairs within a common frame. Ones in a common frame are hinged on the outside.

Casement windows add a contemporary look to any room with their folding, sleek hardware. Effortless operation and smooth gliding hardware make this deluxe window model into a true high-performance product.

Double hung windows

Double hung windows are the most traditional style of window design and the most common types of windows used in homes today.

Since both sashes on the double hung windows are able to tilt in, they are very easy to clean from the inside or out.

With a double hung window, you can open the bottom and top of the window at the same time, allowing cool air to enter the bottom and hot air to escape out of the top, making them very efficient at ventilating a room and home.

Egress windowEgress windows

An egress window is a window that is large enough to be used as an entry or exit point in case of a home emergency.

These are sometimes also called escape windows and are usually required by local building codes in newer homes with finished basements.

Egress windows are often combined with window wells, and sometimes local codes may require and escape ladder for the well if it is below a certain depth.

Related: Benefits of windows with Low E Glass

Garden WindowGarden windows

Garden windows are a type of window that expands your home into the outside with a greenhouse type exterior space.

They are popular not only because they create more space and allow in extra light, but they are perfect for house plants and herb gardens.

Garden window may also have side vents to provide increased ventilation and cooling.

They add a unique architectural feature to your home that looks great both on the inside and out.

Glass Block WindowGlass block windows

Glass block windows are constructed from a series of thick, energy efficient blocks of glass that let in light in while blurring the view from the outdoors.

They provide privacy while still illuminating a room with natural light and are often used in home bathrooms or sometimes basements (where allowed by building codes).

If you have a view you don’t mind is obscured or don’t want people outside looking in a window, they are a good choice.

Hopper WindowHopper windows

Hopper windows are hinged windows similar to awning windows yet in reverse. Hopper windows are hinged at the bottom of the window and open up from the top falling into the inside of the home.

They are a popular choice for basements and were popular above doors in old homes, especially during the Victorian era.

Hopper windows provide excellent ventilation for a room. They are good for areas with minimal wall space because they allow you to make use of the full frame for opening and closing. Today you may still find them above doors but also in basements, bathrooms and other small rooms.

Picture windowPicture windows

A picture window is a large stationary window that will give you the best view of the outdoors while letting in the maximum amount of light.

Because picture windows typically don’t open, they offer excellent levels of insulation and energy efficiency. There aren’t any seams or gaps for air to flow in through.

They are reasonably priced for a large window because they don’t have all the moving parts that other windows have.

A picture window will provide you a great view, sunlight, energy efficiency and add value to your home.

Related: Benefits of energy efficient windows

Skylight windowSkylight windows

Skylights windows are windows that are placed on the roof of a building to provide sunlight into a room.

They are less common today than they once were but will provide a unique look to your home interior.

If your skylight can be opened, it will allow heat to escape your home during the warmer months of the year.

Skylight windows will require some regular maintenance to make sure they don’t let in any elements from the outdoors into your home.

Single Hung WindowSingle hung windows

Single hung windows are a common sash type of window that opens vertically.  They have fixed upper sash and a sliding lower sash mounted into a set of slides at either side. The bottom half of the window moves freely up and down to open or close the lower half of the window.

They are very common in both new and old homes and were considered the “standard” window type for houses. The main difference between single hung windows and the now popular double-hung window is that on single hung windows, only the bottom half of the window is movable.


Sliding Window ReplacementSliding windows

Sliding windows are a type of window that has at least one operating window that slides horizontally over or past the other window. You move one section of the window to the left or the right to create an opening. They have built-in tracks designed for smooth operation for the windows to slide on.

Sliding windows are a good choice for rooms that don’t have tall ceilings because they make the room seem taller than it is.

Their simple design makes sliding windows long-lasting because they have little hardware, so it is rare for them to wear out over time, even with heavy use.

Transom windowTransom windows

A transom window is a rectangular, angled or fan-shaped horizontal accent window above placed above a window or a door.

The biggest benefit of a transom window is that it helps bring more light into a room, especially during times of the day when the sun is high in the sky.

They also make a great decorative element to a home and add architectural interest to your house.

Ready to upgrade your windows?

Green T Garage windows can replace your windows with new EnergyStar rated windows that are made right here in the USA.

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Green T Windows is located in Aurora, IL and serves the Chicago suburban area including Naperville, Elgin, Crystal Lake, Schaumburg, Libertyville, Joliet, Romeoville and all cities in the Chicago area. Call us today!

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How to Tell to If Siding Needs Replacing


How to Tell Siding Needs to be replaced

In this post, we review the signs that your home siding is ready to be replaced. New siding can transform its appearance, add value to your home and even lower energy costs.

How long should your home’s siding last? That can all depend on what material it is made from, the weather conditions it experiences, how well you keep it painted or maintained, as well as other factors. Both vinyl siding and wood siding should easily last 20-40 years if properly maintained. For information on home siding replacement, contact Green T for a free estimate.

Rotting or warping

If your siding is rotting, crumbling, or pieces have chipped away, that’s a sure sign it’s time to replace your siding. The job of your siding is to protect the interior of your home from the elements. Once it starts rotting away, it’s not doing the job anymore and it’s time for it to be replaced.

Related Post: Tips for Maintaining your New Siding

Cracks or loose siding

Cracks and holes in your siding don’t just look bad, they can allow moisture into your home and cause much more expensive problems. Over time they can also affect your energy bills.

Increasing energy bills

If you read the above description of cracks or loose siding, then you saw that some issues can cause increased utility bills. This is the kind of expense that can sneak up on you slowly and be hard to notice. Once you’ve had your siding replaced, you’re very likely to see savings in your utilities if you compare your bills from the previous year.

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replacement vinyl siding

The color of siding will fade over time. It may take 20 or 30 years but eventually, it will be noticeably more faded. If your siding is old enough that it’s showing obvious signs of fading, there could be other issues as well.

Mold and mildew

Mold or mildew on the siding of a home can be unsightly and make your home appear unkempt. It may be a simple issue that could be washed off with a hose but sometimes it can indicate deeper problems. If it is appearing near the seams of the siding, you should investigate further to make sure there is no moisture leaking through to the inside.

Related Post: Cleaning Methods for Vinyl Siding

Warping or bubbles

If there are bubbles in your siding then it is almost a guarantee that moisture is getting under your siding. The most important thing your siding needs to do is keep the water out of your home interior, so if it has come to this point, it is definitely time for new siding.

Tired of painting

If you’re tired of painting your home’s wood siding, it’s definitely time to consider new low maintenance vinyl siding. Maybe you have old aluminum siding that has already been repainted and is shwoing wear. Switch to vinyl siding and give up painting your exterior for good.

Green T logoGreen T Windows offers you a great selection of vinyl siding styles and colors for your home. 

Contact us online or call (630) 717-0007 to learn more about our vinyl siding selection!

Green T Windows provides new siding, doors and made in the USA replacement windows for your home. Based in Aurora, IL we also serve Naperville, Joliet, Elgin, Schaumburg, Evanston, Chicago and the entire suburban region.



Benefits of new energy efficient windows


Benefits of New Energy Efficient Windows

In this post, we take a look at the benefits of having new energy efficient windows.

Those old windows could be doing you more harm than good when it comes to heating and cooling your house. Replacing your old windows with new energy efficient windows will benefit you by reducing monthly energy costs and saving you a lot of headaches in the future.

Here are a few of the benefits to consider about replacing your windows:

Monthly Savings

Having old single pane windows could be costing you a lot to warm and cool your home. Without the modern insulation of energy efficient windows, the warm/cool air you’re paying for leaks out of your home.

Window makers have made vast improvements over the past few decades. It is now possible to have lower heat loss, less air leakage, and warmer window surfaces. Low-E coatings and Argon gas filled panes will not only help insulate your home but it will help you feel more comfortable by maintaining desired temperatures.

Related: FAQ’s about window replacement answered

Improved Comfort

Without modern insulation older windows won’t provide much comfort. Older windows create drafts in the winter and overheat the house in the summer.

During colder weather, the glass surface temperatures are driven down below the room air temperature, how low the temperature drops depends on the insulating quality of your window. Even if the rooms air temperature is comfortable the cold glass surface can cause discomfort. The same can be said about warm weather as well, warm windows on a hot day can cause discomfort.

Newer model windows now have double and even triple panes that help insulate your house from the elements. Energy efficient replacement windows filled with Argon gas provide better cold weather insulation in the winter and Low-E coatings help prevent a range of sunlight from entering your home in the summer.

Reduced Condensation

Condensation can be a serious problem, especially in rooms with higher humidity levels. Kitchens and bathrooms are usually the biggest culprits for collected moisture. Moisture collects in the air before condensing on cold window creating streaks and puddles of water. The increased presence of water can cause mold and mildew to form which can damage your home and valuables.

Energy efficient windows can significantly reduce the amount of condensation in your home. The insulation that helps maintain indoor temperatures also keeps the surface temperature above the threshold that attracts moisture from the air. While moisture is unavoidable, if necessary you can also use fans or dehumidifiers to help control the humidity levels.

Related: How to prevent mold from growing on your windows

Easier CleaningSlide-n-Swing-Slider Window Cleaning

All windows occasionally need to be cleaned, however, newer options make cleaning less of a chore. New replacement windows make cleaning much easier, double hung windows are now designed to flip down to provide easier access to the outside surface. There is no more need to break out your rickety old ladder to clean your windows.

UV Protection

Organic materials like carpets or fabrics, paper, artwork, paints, and wood may fade over time when exposed to sunlight. Single pane windows can’t filter light that damages your property and deteriorates your belongings.

Energy efficient windows now come with special coatings that filter UV light to help prevent these harmful effects. While they may not completely block all of the ultraviolet rays they can reduce the transmission to less than 1%.

Related: When should you get replacement windows?

Ready to upgrade your windows?

Green T Garage windows can replace your windows with new EnergyStar rated windows that are made right here in the USA.

Call (630) 717-0007

Or request a quote online.

Green T Windows is located in Aurora, IL and serves the Chicago suburban area including Naperville, Joliet, Elgin, Schaumburg, Libertyville and all cities in between. Call us today!


How to clean Window Blinds

In this post, we will go over a few different methods for cleaning your blinds.

How to Clean Aluminum Blinds

There are a few ways your can clean your aluminum blind and it just comes down to personal preference.

  • Vacuum the blinds with a soft brush attachments.
  • Wipe them down with a soft cloth and a soapy solution.
  • Using diluted vinegar is also a great way to clean your blinds.

This method can be time consuming however, especially if you have a lot of blinds.

  • Fill your bathtub with water and a bit of dish soap.
  • Take your blinds down and let them soak in the tub.
  • Gently scrub with a soft brush or sponge.
  • Rinse them off and let them dry on a few bath towels.


  • Take your blinds outside on the grass on a hot sunny day.
  • Use a little soap on them and spray with a garden hose.
  • Flip them over and spray again.
  • You can scrub them with a soft brush if needed.
  • Let them dry and hang them back up.

Related: How to Replace Window Screens

How to Clean Wood Blinds

Most wood blinds have a special finish that help repel dirt and stains. You will need to treat them the same way you would stained furniture.

  • Start by vacuuming the blinds with a soft brush attachment.
  • Follow up with a soft cloth and furniture polish. Spray the furniture polish on the cloth and wipe each slat individually.
  • Avoid using water, solvents, or abrasive solutions that can cause warping and scratching.

How to Clean Faux Wood Blinds

Faux-wood blinds are one of the more popular types of window covering and cleaning them can be a simple process.

  • Close the blinds all the and hold the bottom rail.
  • Make sure the suction is on its lightest setting to avoid twisting or warping of slats.
  • Vacuum one side, turn the blinds the other way and vacuum the other side.
  • Handheld dusters are also very effective on this type of blind.

If you have faux-wood blinds in the kitchen they may have a bit of grease or grime that can be a bit more stubborn.

  • Begin the same way as before by vacuuming the blinds.
  • Wet a duster or soft cloth with either a soapy water mixture or you can use watered down vinegar.
  • Dry each slat with a dry soft cloth.

Related: 10 Helpful Fall Cleaning Tasks

How to Clean Vertical Blinds

The process for cleaning vertical blinds is very similar to the previous methods listed above.

  • Vacuum and dry dust the blinds.
  • A lint roller can be used to easily roll over the blinds and pick up dust and cobwebs.
  • Do not use abrasive or strong cleaners as they will damage the surface of your blinds.
  • Soaking fabric vanes will cause them to lose their shape and dust repellent coating.


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Green T Garage windows can replace your windows with new EnergyStar rated windows that are made right here in the USA.

Call (630) 717-0007

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Green T Windows is located in Aurora, IL and serves the Chicago suburban area including Naperville, Joliet, Elgin, Schaumburg, Libertyville and all cities in between. Call us today!


When Should You Get Replacement Windows?

When Should You Get Replacement WindowsIn this post, we’ll talk about the signs your windows are ready for replacement and benefits and options when it comes to new windows. 

There are many reasons why you may want to replace your old windows. They offer smoother operation, lower maintenance, energy savings, fewer drafts and easier cleaning. However, it can be expensive to replace your windows so here’s what you need to know before you make the investment.

Window Repair

Do your windows feel drafty? Do they fog up?  Do they stick or refuse to stay open? Often you can repair and restore old windows if you’re willing to set aside

the time. With that being said there are situations where repair is not worth your time or the expense.

  • Rot: If you have rotting wood it’s tough to stop unless you commit yourself to replacing all of it and then you will need to maintain it regularly.
  • Fogged double-pane glass. Once fogging occurs between the glass panes it can’t be fixed. Replacing the glass is the only solution, which can be very expensive. Consider replacing the window instead.
  • Replacement hardware. You may be able to get hard-to-find parts from online suppliers but often new windows are the only option.

Home Makeover

Windows are one of the more prominent features of a home and can change the way your home feels and looks. The design of your window should be very important to you when selecting new windows. The right windows can add value to your home and choosing the wrong windows will actually detract from that value. The overall look of a home or space should be a key factor in the window selection process.

Related: Your FAQs About Window Replacement Answered!

Energy Savings

You can reduce your energy bills by 10%-25% by replacing your old windows with energy-efficient ones. When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling, and lighting costs.

Related: Things to consider when buying replacement windows

Are you ready to expand your view and improve your home? Contact us online or phone (630) 717-0007 to learn more about window replacement!


Factors to Consider When Purchasing a New Front Door

Factors to consider when Purchasing a New Front door

A front entry door can not only add beauty and make your home seem refreshed and new but it also serves as the focal point that most people notice when they first approach or drive by your home.

Your door can say a lot about your home, your life, and you. Whether you’re looking for a new Front Door, Patio Door or Storm Door, Green T has you covered.

1 The fact that your door is the first thing noticed by guests and passersby, is the giant factor when purchasing a new front door. You want it to make a statement. Your front door can welcome people in or cause hesitation and insecurity. Make sure your door isn’t providing the lesser of the two feelings.

2 The second factor is access. Things like door knobs and design definitely matter, but you should also consider the size of your front door. If a change in size is warranted, now is the time to figure it out. You want to be sure that it will open wide enough for any new appliance you might purchase in the future, or the new king size bed you’ve been dreaming of.

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3 Security is also an important factor when considering a new door. Keeping you home safe from intruders is a necessity. You will want to consider where you live and how much of a threat forced entry into your home is. Things like door materials, lock options, door thickness, and glass options are important considerations when the safety of your family is at stake. Another aspect of the security of your door is making sure that unwanted pests can’t find a way in. Mice can slip under a door that has a gap the width of a pencil!

4 Another factor is climate. You want to be sure that your new front door can keep the hot air in during the colder months and the cold air in during the warmer months. Equally important, it should keep the drafts and cold winter winds from finding a place to blow through. You want to be sure that your door is energy efficient, and you want to be that you understand the options that are available for the model you considering for weather stripping, insulation, and class.

5 The most important factor when buying a new front door is where to shop! Improper installation can cause heat loss, increase heating and cooling costs, and access for pests and possible intruders. Poor material quality causes doors to wear out sooner and can allow gapping and easy damage. Make sure that the company you choose can give you expert advice in all areas and more.

Choosing Green T for a new door installation project, will not only leave you satisfied with the beauty, fit and function of your door. Call us today to learn more about our Door Replacement!

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Sliding Windows

There are many types of window styles. How do you know which one is best for your home? In this post, we will help you decide on the best sliding replacement windows for your needs.

One of the best ways to choose a window style for your home is to ask yourself how you will use them. For example, do your windows need to have the ability to open? Are you looking for maximum ventilation? Or does your space require a custom shape window?  The best choice is usually subjective to the size of the window opening.

The best choice is usually subjective to the size of the window opening. Sliding windows are ideal for large space, due to their wide design that offers a clean, elegant look.

What is a Sliding Window?

Sliding window replacements are a beautiful addition to a large window space. Slider windows are very easy to operate and can be fashioned in many different sizes and style configurations.

Pairing two or three lite-sliding windows can evoke a sleek, contemporary feel to your home. Sliding windows provide a wide-open expansive view with no horizontal obstruction. For maintenance ease, sashes lift in so they can be removed for safe and easy cleaning. On the slide-n-swing, the sashes swing in for easy cleaning.
Sliding replacement window styles

Our replacement windows are made from vinyl frames which form a better seal around the glass to avoid heat and air loss through leakage. The glass on our sliding windows is Low-E glass which strips sunlight of its heat and reflects the heat radiation away from the home.

Both of these features help to increase your heating and cooling efficiency, resulting in lower energy bills.

Related: What is the Difference Between a Bow and a Bay Window?

Benefits of Sliding Windows

Unobstructed view. Sliding windows are an ideal choice for openings that have a width great than their height. The wide design of a sliding window offers a large, horizontal view of the Slide-n-Swing-Slider Window Cleaningoutdoors. The larger the window, the more natural light you’ll be able to enjoy in your home.

Energy Efficiency. Because of its design, a sliding window does not have complicated moving parts that other types of windows have. Green T Windows come with a variety of features and options to fit your needs. We offer two window series, the 360 and the 360 Platinum. Check out their features here!

Easy to use. Because of its design, a sliding window does not have complicated moving parts that other types of windows have. Sliding windows are known for their easy-to-use design, which allows you to slide one side of the window open, while the other stays stationary. These types of windows can be easily opened or closed with the push of a finger, due to the roller that the window sash slides on. Because of this, they are often found in spaces where it may be difficult to reach the window to open or close it.

Related: The Benefits of Replacement Windows with Low-E Glass

Are you ready to expand your view and improve your home? Contact us online or phone (630) 717-0007 to learn more about the sliding windows at Green T!



How to Replace a Window Screen

Spring is here! Chances are you have opened the windows once or twice to let in the breeze, but did your check to see if your screens need replacing after the long winter months? Before the bugs start using the holes as a highway into your house, check to see if your screens have any tears in them and we can help you fix them.

What you will need:

  • Fiberglass screening, which costs about $8 a roll.
  • Spline, which is the rubber rope that holds your screen in. Now spline comes in a few different sizes. So bring a piece with you to make sure you purchase the right size. It costs about $5 a roll, and is enough to do two windows.
  • A spline roller, the tool that helps push the spline into the track. A car key works just fine just not as efficient as a spline roller. A spline roller costs about $6.50.
  • A box cutter
  • Scissors

Replacing the Screen:

  1. Unroll your screen to estimate just how much you need. Cut it off so you have a couple inches extra all around the window.
  2. Grab the spline, which will go over the screen, into this channel around the window.
  3. The spline roller has 2 ends. One with a grove in it, like you see here, and one without a grove. Use the end with the groove. The groove fits over the ridges in the spline and helps it go in straight.
  4. Hold your screen up to the window and stick the end of your spline into the corner of a channel. Push it in tight with the tool (or your key). Holding your screen tight, roll the spline roller along the spline, pushing it into the channel.
  5. Continue to push the spline in with the roller all around the window. Make sure you’re always holding the screen tightly so your finished product will be taut.
  6. Once the screen is in, use your box cutter to cut of the excess screen around the edges.

The same principal works for all window screens, old or new. This also works for a screen door. You might find it easier to take the screen out and lay it on the floor.

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What is the Difference Between a Bow and a Bay Window?

Difference between bay window and bow window

In this post, we will explain the difference between bay and bow windows, two types of windows with some similarities that are often confused for each other.

Bay and Bow windows are an excellent option for replacement windows in areas of your home with large window areas. They increase the amount natural light and provide good views while increasing your home value.

Often referred to as “Bay and Bow Windows” in catalogs and websites, “bay windows” and “bow windows” are actually two different kinds of windows (although they are similar).

Below we will explain the difference.

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Bay Windows

Bay Window with Casement FlankersBay windows are comprised of three windows of varying sizes. The typical bay window will have a large window in the center with a slightly smaller window on either side. The two smaller windows will be angled away from the wall at around 25 to 45 degrees.

The large center window provides a largely unobstructed view of the outside with the two smaller windows being either fixed or vented to allow cooling air into the home.

Bow Windows

Four Wide Bow Window with Casement FlankersA bow window is made up of between three to six equally sized windows.  The windows will extend outside the home similar to bay windows but instead of sharply angled sides, the entire bow window forms an arched shape.

Bow windows extend the view and make a wide view that looks great in a living room, bedroom or elsewhere in the home.

Related: Choosing a color for your new replacement windows

Differences between bay and bow windows

    • Bay windows usually have three window panes, while a bow window will usually have four or more panes of glass.
Five Wide Bow Window
Bow window
  • A bay window has one larger picture window with a smaller angled pane on each side. Bow windows will appear to be curved, especially when viewed from the outside.
  • Bay windows will usually extend farther to the outside, often adding a little more floor space to the inside of the home.
  • Bow windows have more glass panes which usually allow more light into the room than a bay window.
  • Bow windows are usually wider overall from end to end.
  • A bow window is more expensive to install than a bay window because it requires a soffit tie-in or a new hip roof to seal out the air and water.

    Bay Window with Double Hung
    Bay window

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Whichever option is right for your house, homeowners usually love the improved view and natural light that bay and bow windows provide. Many say they wish they had made the change to their home sooner. They instantly add value to the home because of the improved view and lighting.

Bay and Bow windows make a good impression as soon as someone walks into the room!


Are you ready to expand your view and improve your home? Contact us online or phone (630) 717-0007 to learn more about the bay and bow windows at Green T!