At Rescom, we love big windows. Our custom-sized, custom-manufactured picture windows, bay windows, and bow windows offer homeowners a great big view and plenty of natural illumination. While most customers place their “big window” in the living room or great room, we’ve also been asked to install an oversize window in dining rooms, bedroom, and home offices.
What’s the difference in the three expansive windows? Let’s take a quick look at each.
- Picture windows generally feature a single large flat plane of glass that is fixed (non-opening). This central panel is often flanked on either side by casement, single-hung or double-hung windows that provide ventilation options. A picture window offers a beautifully unbroken view.
- Bay windows combine a large central panel that is extending out from the home, while the flanking casement, single-hung or double-hung windows are angled out to create spacious “box.” This space can be used as a shelf or, if large enough, a window seat.
- Bow windows are comprised of several consecutive panels of either fixed panes or tall casement windows, or a combination of both. Most bow windows consist of 6-8 panels, arranged in a gently arching curve that extends out from the side of a home. This creates additional space in the form of a shelf, while allowing lots of sunlight into the home.
No two of our extra-large windows are the same. Our designers can help you create a look and combination of features to meet your specific needs. Of course, all of the materials we use in the frames, seals and window package are durable, energy efficient and deliver the high value you’ve come to expect from Rescom and our Bristol Windows.
Ready to see the big picture? Call Rescom Windows at (866) 410-5884 to schedule a free, in-home demonstration of our picture, bay or bow windows.