Bay & bOW Windows

Our custom bay and bow windows help add that extra touch to your house to make it even more beautiful. It not only enhances a home’s exterior but also floods natural light into interior spaces. 

Bay windows extend the amount of space you have inside, projecting outwards from a wall at 30 or 45 degrees, creating a more lively and welcoming atmosphere. Usually created with a larger picture window in the middle with either casements or double hung windows to the left and right. Bow windows help add that final touch you’ve been looking for. The custom bow window adds a semi-circular projection from your interior space providing an architectural enhancement and curbside appeal. Not only that, but it also creates a more inviting interior space by increasing the amount of natural light.

At Diamond, our master craftsmen hand-make each bay window according to your exact specifications and will accommodate most openings and projections. 

Bay Window Features

  • Made with either double-hung or casement windows as the left and right operable openings and the center being a fixed picture window. For our casement option, we’ve teamed up with Soft-Lite as we don’t manufacture vinyl casement windows at our facility. 
  • Our 4000 series all-welded vinyl windows are used to construct these DH windows. The 4000 series provides fusion-welded sashes and frames for increased weather impermeability and overall structural strength.  They feature 50% more chambers in the frame than other windows on the market giving you more durability and insulation.
  • Window frame depth is a standard 3 ¼ inches, and we use a 7/8” Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) for optimal insulation.
  • Made with 100% virgin vinyl, which provides better structural integrity and color retention than recycled vinyl.
  • Double strength glass is used for all standard sizes for increased durability.
  • Designed with a beveled face and frame, these windows will give your home an attractive curbside appeal.
  • We use a heavy-duty integral lift/pull rail which provides even more structural integrity to the sash.
  • Designed with true sloped sills that force any rainfall to drain outwards and keep your home protected from the elements. These sills also give the advantage of having a larger daylight opening.
  • Auto-locking fiberglass or aluminum screens are available and made with a sturdy aluminum frame. Double-hung windows come with half screens as the standard; however, full screen is available if requested.
  • We integrate a double weather-stripped system into the design providing a weather-tight performance.

Bow Window Features

  • The bow windows are made with a series of casement windows that open either left or right, and it can be done with any number of window openings being fixed as well. We’ve teamed up with Soft-Lite as we don’t manufacture vinyl casement windows at our facility. 
  • The number of individual window openings available ranges from three to six openings.
  • The window frame depth is a standard 3 ¼ inches, and we use a 7/8” Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) for optimal insulation.
  • Made with 100% virgin vinyl, which provides better structural integrity and color retention than recycled vinyl.
  • Double strength glass is used for all standard sizes for increased durability.
  • Designed with a beveled face and frame, these windows will give your home an attractive curbside appeal.
  • We use a heavy-duty integral lift/pull rail which provides even more structural integrity to the sash.
  • Designed with true sloped sills that force any rainfall to drain outwards and keep your home protected from the elements. These sills also give the advantage of having a larger daylight opening.
  • Auto-locking fiberglass or aluminum screens are available and made with a sturdy aluminum frame.
  • We integrate a double weather-stripped system into the design providing a weather-tight performance.

Bay and Bow Window Options

  • Grids
  • Gas
  • Glass
  • Screen
  • Other Accessories

Grids

Grids can help add that extra aesthetic that you’ve been looking for. We currently have either Flat or Contoured profiles. Grid configurations are available in equal square, diamond, or prairie patterns. Available in 2,4,6,8,9,12, or 16 lites. For custom grids, such as sunburst or curved shapes, please contact our residential sales department. Grid types include between the glass (GBG) or simulated divided lites (SDL). GBG offers a smooth surface that is easy to clean, while SDL offers a more traditional look with exterior grids and grids between the glass.

Gas

The thermal performance of residential vinyl windows is improved by replacing the air between the panes of a window with either Argon or Krypton gas. This helps prevent heat loss and improves the window’s overall energy efficiency. What’s the difference between Argon and Krypton? Both gases are inert and slow-moving, which helps protect your home from energy loss; however, as Krypton is denser than Argon, this further enhances its energy efficiency.

Glass

Double pane insulated glass units (IGU) is the standard option for most residential vinyl windows, however a triple pane IGU is also available for all window types and provides improved insulation and further reduces ambient noises from outside your home. Standard glass options include annealed clear, low E (soft coating on surface 2), and double low E (soft coat on surface 2  & Pilkington energy advantage hard coat low E on surface 4). Specialty glass options such as tinted, obscured, spandrel, and tempered glass are available as well. 

Screen

Fiberglass mesh screens comes standard with all our windows; however, aluminum or stainless steel is available if you require a stronger material for your screen. Available in half or full screen for all  residential vinyl double hung or sliding windows. 

If these are not enough, we do offer a more robust security screen that will keep out any unwanted intruders. This is a wire mesh weave using .028 gauge stainless steel.

Other Accessories

Nailing Finish only, Nailing Finish with  J Channel, and window mullions are available options for all windows. Head expander and sill angle come standard with all mulled units but can also be offered as accessories on all residential vinyl windows. Wood extension jambs are also available in 4-9/16” and 6-9/16”. Other accessories and options are available upon request for special applications; please contact our residential sales team for further details.

If you have any additional questions about our bay and bow windows or accessories, a member of our team will be more than happy to assist. contact us today!

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