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Window-Shopping Tips: What Size Should Your Bay Window Be?

Investing in replacement windows soon? You can’t go wrong with installing a bay window, which will add elegance, natural lighting and a stunning focal point to any room in your home.

Want to learn more about bay windows? We’ve compiled a quick guide on bay window sizes below.

Bay Window Sizes 

Standard bay window sizes range from 3 feet, 6 inches to 10 feet, 6 inches in width and 3 feet to 6 feet, 6 inches in length. Which is better: smaller or larger bay windows? It depends on your needs and preferences, not to mention the amount of available space in your home. Smaller windows are easier to install, but if you want to maximize the natural lighting inside and your home’s curb appeal, you might want to pick a bigger bay window. Wider bay windows also require a larger opening and a new header, which might cost extra.

Structural Support 

You also need to take into account the structural support that will be needed for the bay window. You have two support options: braces or support cables. If you want to maximize your curb appeal, we recommend the latter—unlike braces, support cables are hidden from view.

One more thing: installing bay windows is a lot more complicated than installing a regular window. To install the bay window and its structural support, a window contractor will have to make a few modifications to your facade. That’s why it’s best to hire a reputable contractor to install your new bay windows.

Renewal by Andersen’s Signature Service

Having a hard time picking a bay window size?

As part of our signature service, Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas customizes each window and door, so they’re guaranteed to be a great fit for your home. From the customization of the windows right down to windows installation, we maintain strict oversight to ensure the quality of our products.

For inquiries about our signature service and premium windows, call us at (972) 301-8660 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.