A bay window can really add a touch of class to your home. It can also provide a nice return on investment should you decide to sell your home later. But when it comes to bay window pricing, how can you be sure which option is the best one for you?
Today HomeProHub will show you the most important bay window pricing tips to help you make the best possible selection depending on your budget and the desired look for your home. So before we examine the pricing of bay windows, let’s take a closer look at what the heck they actually are.
What’s A Bay Window?
A bay window is typically located in the front of the home and protrudes outwards a couple of feet. There is one large center window and two flanking windows.
It’s usually the showcase window of a home, but it really serves no purpose other than aesthetics and comfort (you can sit on the bay inside of the home). It also gives the allusion of more space within the home because of the way it protrudes outward.
Bay Window Pricing
Did you know that you can actually buy a bay window? It comes as a complete standalone unit. This means that you don’t have to bulldoze a wall and completely rebuilt it. You can simply buy it and bolt that sucker on. Just make sure you have a wide enough opening so that you don’t have to change the header.
The cost of a bay window is about 3x of an average window installation.
Bump-Out Bay Window
Another option to consider is to do a bump-out bay window. A bump-out bay window is created when the actual wall is extended (not just a bay window that’s bolted on). A contractor will cut a hole in the wall and rebuild it into the shape of a bay window. Next, individual windows are installed in the holes your contractor crafted.
This option will cost you about 2-3x more than the bolted-on bay. Keep in mind that permits are often required. Also, a structural engineer may need to come in to make sure everything is OK, which includes ensuring the header can support the weight of the roof.
It’s A Personal Matter
When it comes to bay window pricing, for many homeowners it’s not really a price decision. A lot of folks remember them from when they were kids. They want one now for sentimental reasons more so than for practical ones.
If you have any questions about the traditional designs of bay windows, pricing, and the right contractor to install it then please contact the HomeProHub Referral Service. It’s 100% free for homeowners.