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Raleigh windows come in all shapes and sizes, and different types of windows offer different levels of personalization to a home. Bay windows are timeless and versatile. They offer some extra storage space for a room or a even place to lie down if they are large enough. Homeowners may want to learn the history of bay windows and how they are installed in order to determine if they are the right choice for a home.

A bay window is constructed in such a way that it juts out separately from the home. These types of windows were popular in the Middle Ages. Often, princesses are depicted gazing out of a bay window from high in a castle tower. These windows were revived once more in Victorian architecture. This style rose in popularity in late nineteenth century England before being brought over to the United States in the early 1900s. They are used to make a room look larger and brighter as well as add more utilizable space. Their popularity has continued to this day. Bay windows have even been installed in some early skyscrapers. They are usually in the form of a trapezoid or square, but the trapezoidal form is the most popular.

Bay windows can be installed in any home, but certain restricting variables may not allow their installation.

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Since they require large amounts of wall space, they have to be installed in areas that don't contain important utilities such as wiring and plumbing. In addition, bay windows cannot be installed in areas that could risk the structural integrity of the home, so it is safer to have a contractor install the window rather than the homeowner.

Bay windows can be anywhere from 3 feet wide to 6 feet wide, depending on the available space on the wall and are normally a foot and a half to two feet deep. While traditional wooden windows are often used, it may be better to use vinyl windows for the bay window, as they are more energy efficient and require little maintenance. This choice is important, given that the surface of the bay is going to be almost entirely made up of the windows.

Installing a bay in a home can be an expensive undertaking. However, these types of windows can make a wonderful stylistic addition to a home. A bay window should be considered for any homeowner who is looking to personalize his or her home and add additional space to a bedroom or living room.

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