Top Considerations When Installing a Bay Window

Top Considerations When Installing a Bay Window

October 30, 2019

Bay windows are ideal for letting in a lot of natural light. They can also give a dramatic appeal to your interior and exterior, so installing this window type can be a good addition to your home. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, a top provider of bay and casement windows, lists four things that you should take into consideration if you’re planning to install a bay window.

Size of Window

If you want a less complicated window replacement process, get a bay window that’s the same size or smaller than your old window. This will also prove to be cheaper since you won’t have to modify your walls to accommodate a larger new window.

Bay Styles

The two most common styles of bay window are the angled bay window and the boxed bay window. The angled bay window typically protrudes from the home, and it slants back at a 30-45 degree angle toward the wall. The boxed bay, on the other hand, is built as a square with the side sash angled at 90 degrees off the building.

Types of Sash

The sash type is usually one of the choices you have to make with regards to replacement windows. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to match the bay sash to your other windows as this will create a more cohesive design for your home. However, if you want your bay window to serve as an accent or centerpiece in your interior, you can opt for a sash that’s different from those on the other windows.


A bay window is normally tucked under the eaves. So if there are no roof overhangs or eaves above the location where you will install the bay window, your contractor may have to build a small roof or skirt.

Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee is a trusted company offering high-quality windows. From casement to specialty windows, you can rest assured that you’ll have enough options to choose from. Call us at (262) 522-3034 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Milwaukee, WI, and the surrounding areas.

Hear From Our Customers

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

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