Would A Bow Window Seem Odd If...

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Would A Bow Window Seem Odd If...

#1 Post by NorthernMaryland » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:04 pm

Would A Bow Window Seem Odd To You If it consisted of 5 lite panels and instead of the far end panels opening (lets call them panels #1 and #5) you have the #2 and #4 lites being the ones that open? Would it look funny somehow either from the inside or outside? Is it a design or structural no-no for some reaon or other?

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#2 Post by Randy » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:43 am

Typically the end units open, but there's no real reason why you can't change that up. If that's what you want, the best way to achieve a uniform appearance is to use casements and fixed casements. That will make all the windows look consistent, except some will have hardware on them and some won't.

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#3 Post by Bill » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:17 am

Having the #2 & #4 panel functional is fine. I have had some customers request it because when the window treatments are retracted they would block the #1 & #5 panels obstructing air flow and blowing in the breeze.

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#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:45 am


You can make them all open if you want for that matter. Purely a matter of choice and what the jobsite conditions dictate.

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Re: Would A Bow Window Seem Odd If...

#5 Post by TheWindowNerd » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:25 am

The normal reason to make 2 & 4 vents as mentioned above is the stack of drapes or verticals.
It looks fine whether 1&5 or 2 & 4.

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