Replacement Bay Windows Should Include Insulated Glass

December 17, 2009

You love your old bay window, but it's drafty and damaged from years of weather exposure. Good news! Today's bay window replacement options include windows made with insulated glass and durable materials including aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl and wood. Here's more information about bay window replacement.

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Bay Window Replacement Considerations

  • Multiple styles:You can choose from angled bay windows or curved bow windows, with or without opening capability. Opening mechanisms include double hung and casement styles. You can select frame styles and window glass options to match your home's exterior and interior.
  • Energy saving windows: Insulated glass and/or multiple panes of glass can help conserve energy while insulating your home against outdoor climate, and damage by sun and moisture.
  • Insulation: Your new bay window can help reduce damage by UV rays, and reduce outdoor noise.
  • Savings /Rebates: Check the energy star website for details on a federal program offering tax credits for replacing windows with energy star approved products. Local utility companies may also provide rebates for qualified window replacement. Check with your tax advisor for details concerning tax benefits associated with installing replacement windows.

Bay window replacement doesn't have to mean replacing a bay window with another. Replacing a picture window with a bay window can add light and the illusion of space to a room. Depending on the style you select, bay windows can provide a window seat, storage space, and an enhanced view of the outdoors.

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