Bay and Bow Windows

A bay window is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room, either square or polygonal in plan. While most bay windows protrude from a building, some bay windows are level with the exterior and are built into the interior of a room. The angles most commonly used on the inside corners of the bay are 90, 135 and 150 degrees.

Bay windows are often associated with Victorian architecture and were a part of the Gothic Revival style. The windows are commonly used to provide the illusion of a larger room. They are used to increase the flow of natural light into a building as well as provide views of the outside that would be unavailable with an ordinary window.

Standard Window Features

  • Since 1985 North Star has been an industry leader in the manufacture of attractive and energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio doors.
  • Tested and certified by Canadian Standards Association and comply with American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) standards.
  • The beauty of our windows can be enhanced through traditional or contemporary grilles, available in three profiles: ¼″ square, ⅝″ flat and ¾″ contour.
  • Extrusions come in seven colors – white, ivory, hickory, chestnut brown, cocoa, sable and sandalwood.
  • Energy Advantage Low-E is a high performance, energy-efficient glass made with a coating that is designed for top performance in our northern climate, which is why it can rate highest on the Canadian Energy Rating
  • Hardware and locks used in our windows are easy to use, secure and come with a lifetime warranty

If you need some window ideas, we’ve put together a gallery of window inspirations: