Bay windows are magnificent both from the exterior and the interior of a home. Projecting outward, typically set at 30 or 45 degrees, it opens up any room if a conversion takes place. The two end windows are functional and a customer can choose between double hung (up and down operation) ends or casement ends (crank out operation). The two end windows typically flank a center picture window.
Since this extends off of your home it creates a different look and hence is worthy of its cost, which is more than that of a standard window or a three part slider (flat bay). They have an insulated seat board that can be used for additional seating or decorations. Bay windows are more angular in appearance and create great views of the outside with a large center picture window.
Proper installation begins by measuring the opening. The opening must be measured at three locations: top, middle and bottom. The measuring technician must use the smallest of these measurements to determine the width and height of the bay window. It is also critical to measure the wall thickness from the inside of the opening to the outside of the exterior materials. This information is provided to the manufacturer and is calculated into the size of the window (thickness) so that the bay window projects out the correct distance from the end of the exterior building materials. For example, if it is determined that the bay window is going to project out eighteen inches and the wall thickness is seven inches, the total project will be twenty five inches.
It is important to note that the bay window must fit into the opening plumb, level and square, even though the opening may not be any of these. The installation team is responsible for removing the old windows or unit and prepare the opening, leveling off the sill if necessary.
Once the window is plumb, level and square, the team inserts installation screws through the inside jambs. The screws should be placed 8" to 12" apart, starting 4" from the top and bottom. Offset screw locations for more support. Shims should be used to establish spacing at anchoring points and should be penetrated by the installation screw. It is important not to over tighten the screws as this could cause the frame to bow. Our team does not place screws through the head or seat board. We always recheck the sash for proper operation once the screws have been installed.
We understand that the homeowner is the final inspector. Upon completion of the installation we clean the window well and remove all debris from the job site. We make sure the homeowner is familiar with the proper operation and all features of the windows.
All projected units require a roofing system after installation. The type and style of the roof built will depend on the unit and the architecture of the house. Once the roof is built, installers must use the proper grade of sealant and seal the entire perimeter of the unit and the roof. Note: Warranty Requirement. A roof must be built over the unit after installation. The top of the unit is not designed to prevent water penetration, as manufactured, without a roof.
In many installation scenarios, the bay window can be tied into the soffit or overhang above which does not void the warranty.
Bay windows come with many options, some that you will find in standard windows and others that are unique to bay windows only. Here are a list of options available when you purchase a bay window and have it installed by by Home Visions.
•You can choose to have casement windows or double hung windows in the ends of a bay window.
•Bay windows come with wood interior finishing trim that provides a seamless look and can be painted or stained to match your home’s décor.
•Bay windows include 3/4" insulating glass unit set deep into the sash reduces temperature transfer and condensation.
•ProSolar® Shade is Simonton's most advanced Low E glass that helps provide maximum solar heat control, fade protection, visibility and energy savings in bay windows.
•Choose from a wide selection of color, grid and style options to accomplish the look you want for your personalized bay window.
•Bay windows are available with a 35- or 40-degree angle, which creates a dramatic appearance that extends a room.
•Bay window seat boards are insulated for greater thermal efficiency.
Homeowners do not purchase replacement windows often so the information and choices can be overwhelming, to say the least. Download a copy of our exclusive window report that we have put together so that you can find all of the answers in one place. Here are some of the things you can read about when you get your free report:
Why Should You Replace Your Windows?
Energy Savings - Eliminate Exterior Maintenance - Comfort - Ease Of Glass Cleaning - Add Value to Home - Safety
What Type Of Windows Should You Buy?
Casement Windows - Double-Hung Windows - Sliding Windows - Bay Windows - Bow Windows - Shape Windows
What Type Of Glass Should You Choose For Your Windows?
Clear Glass - Low Emissivity Glass (Low-E) - Laminated Glass - Obscure Glass
Window Ratings And What Do They Mean?
Solar Heat Gain - U Values - Visible Transmittance
What Type Of Frame Materials Should You Choose?
100% Vinyl - Wood - Aluminum - Fiberglass
How Do I Choose And Qualify The Right Window Contractor?
Experience - References - Insurance - Licensing - Warranties - Installation Standards - Installation Crews
1. Install Simonton products in a professional and workmanlike manner consistent with industry standards, applicable laws and building codes, and Simonton's installation instructions.
2. Represents Simonton products accurately and consistent with Simonton's product limited warranties, publications and other information available at www.simonton.com.
3. Comply with policies that Simonton implements for the installer designation program; and
4. Refrain from any conduct that might adversely affect Simonton's brand name or good will.
In most cases it is a good idea to replace gutters and downspouts when re-siding a home. This is not to say that you could not replace your gutters when you have your roof replaced, or as a stand alone project, but consider a few key details when making this decision.
What is the condition of the fascia board behind the gutters? Gutters are secured to the fascia boards that run along the perimeter of the roof.
If you have exposed wood behind the gutter you should strongly consider capping/covering the fascia board prior to rehanging the gutters. This maximizes protection from rain and prevents the need for annual painting and maintenance. We train our consultants to discuss this option with homeowners looking for replacement gutters. We have had far too many cases when the homeowner is devastated because their brand new gutters have to be removed to install fascia wrap. Existing gutters can rarely be re-hung because they bend and flex during during the removal process and they never function the same again.
If fascia capping or fascia board replacement is required, it is best to call a siding expert. Most roofers do not have the tools required to properly cap the fascia precisely and if you skip this step during gutter replacement, it could come back to haunt you later down the road.
Replacement window installation day arrives and our factory certified window crew begins the process of carefully removing the old windows so that the new replacement windows can be installed. Our installation team uses an installation process recommended by Simonton Windows to properly install the new replacement windows. This includes:
√First, we remove the old window sashes and screen.
√Next, we remove the existing window mainframe.
√Once the opening is clear of the old existing window our installation team cleans the window opening so that it is free of debris prior to insertion of the new replacement window.
√Next, our highly skilled installation team inserts the new vinyl replacement window into the cleared opening and secures the
new replacement window to the frame of the home with screws. Watch how we do it here!
√Our window installation technicians use high quality low expanding foam insulation between the window frame and the rough opening frame of your home to seal all gaps. Watch how we do it here!
√Next, we use our exclusive TrimShield exterior capping package where we carefully measure and bend a special maintenance-free material to conform to the outside trim around the window. Watch how we do it here!
√The installation crew then uses a high quality replacement window caulk that is specially formulated for exterior use in the Mid-Atlantic region.
√Finally, we use an acrylic caulk on the inside of the home to further seal your new replacement windows as well as finish the installation process neatly and professionally.
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