Bow Windows

With their unique style, bow windows always add interesting appeal and aesthetic beauty to any home. If you want to have a great big window to look out into the neighbourhood and take in the beautiful view while enjoying a cup of coffee, then a bow window is your best choice. Here at Vinyl Light, we offer the best bow windows in the whole GTA and provide highly competitive installation rates.

We take bow window replacement projects in the following area: Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, East York, North York, Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Scarborough, Pickering, Oshawa, Ajax, Newmarket, King City, Caledon, Georgetown, Milton. Haven't found your location on the list? Reach out to us to get a quote on bow window installation at your place.

What Is a Bow Window?

The bow window is one of the most popular types of windows for living rooms. Why the “bow” in the name? Obviously, because of the window shape and its slight curvature (if you were to look at it from above from the floor plan).
Bow windows are often confused with another, similar type - bay windows. The main practical difference between the two is that bay windows feature 3 panels (sometimes called “lites”) at a rather sharp angle while bow windows consist of 4, 5, or even 6 panels allowing for a less angular, more round shape (although a 3 pane bow window is also possible).

Bow Windows in Toronto and GTA

Bow windows are highly popular among Canadian homeowners because these windows are quite large and allow more light into the room creating a more enjoyable environment for everyone inside. 

On the interior, most of the time there is enough space where you can add a window seat for additional seating or storage. From the exterior, bow windows slightly protrude out from the side of the house.

Location-wise, bow windows are typically installed in the living room - however, bow windows for the kitchen are also possible.

In fact, many people treat these windows as an extension of their home by adding pillows and creating a cove-like living space, which is great for relaxing or enjoying a good read.

Bow Window Replacement Cost

✅ Window Type Bow Windows
✅ Average installation cost

$2000-$3500 for retrofit

$3000-$5000 for new build

✅ The cheapest bow window $2000
✅ The most expensive bow window $5000+

Bow windows from Vinyl Light come in different varieties all of which ultimately affect the final cost. You can choose the following options:

  • Style of window (we even have a triangle bow window)
  • Number of panels (a bow window with 5 panels is the most popular variety)
  • Color configurations
  • Roof options
  • Projection angle
  • Additional options (e.g., bow window screens)

All of our bow windows are weather-tight and well-insulated, which means they are going to keep out the rain and last you for many years.

If you’d like to inquire about the bow window replacement cost in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, please contact our sales team via phone, chat, or our free quote form. We’ll send all the required information on our bow window sizes and prices.

Modern Bow Windows from Vinyl Light Features:

  • bow window styles
    • Expand your living space
    • Any panels of the bow window can be operational and tailored to suit your needs
    • A wide variety of bow window styles and bow window designs
    • Easily customizable to include additional light and ventilating panels
    • Energy-efficient design
    • Designed to fully meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications

Our clients ask

  • Do bow windows let in more light?

    Bow windows are usually large, protrude to the outside and are curved, which allows them to let in far more natural light (and view) from different angles than standard windows, and enable it to brighten up the room for longer, casting fewer shadows (shadows can have a shrinking effect).

  • Does a bow window add value to a home?

    Bow windows add value to any home by increasing its market value, providing large views of the natural surroundings, more sunlight, and increased ventilation and airflow.

  • What is the average size of a bow window?

    Common sizes typically range in width from 6 feet to 10 feet and in height from 5 feet to 6 feet.

  • How small can a bow window be?

    A bow window needs at least 4 sections to curve, which should not be smaller than 1.5 feet wide or else the posts will look too bulky. The usual height is around 5 feet, so anything lower than 4’ might look odd. The goal with a bow window is to expand, so bigger is better.

  • How much are bow windows?

    Bow windows range between $2,000 and $3,500 each for a replacement. Building a new bow window is $3,000 to $5,000 each, including labor.

  • How long does it take to install a bow window?

    The installation time varies depending on the size of the window we are working on and the type of the bay’s window roof and the skirt needed. It may take between 6-8 hours for a new build, and 3-4 hours for a replacement project.

  • Are bow windows dated?

    Bow and bay windows look stunning and are popular on rustic and older properties. They're less commonly seen on new builds for the front, but are still widely used at the rear of the house. Are bow windows outdated? Their popularity in North America suggests that they're still as fashionable as ever. Properties with them have a lot of curb appeal.

  • How deep is a bow window?

    A bow window typically features a head, seat, and jamb made of birch or oak plywood. You can install a bow window at a jamb depth of four to six inches.

  • Does a bow window need a roof?

    Bow windows are often tucked up under an overhanging eave, but when that's not possible, a roof is built across the top of the window. And as with bay windows, bow windows are most often installed in living rooms and dining rooms in order to capture the most expansive views and the maximum amount of natural light.

  • What's the difference between a bay and a bow window?

    Bay Window
    Bow Window
    Has three openings, each of which are angled. The number of windows is normally four or five.
    Its general structure is a picture window on one side and two smaller windows on the other. The framework is curved, giving it a rounded appearance on the outside.
    Contemporary geometric lines are typical for modern residences. Its semi-circular exterior structure is perfect for any Victorian-style home.
    Extended further towards the outside, giving the inside a bit additional floor space. By more glass panes, can let more light into the room.
    Are rarely as wide as bow windows because they only have three panels. Can be looped around a building's corner, creating an eye-catching turret on the outside and an inviting nook on the inside. This favourable alternative also provides views from both sides of the house.
  • Are bow windows more expensive than bay windows?

    Bay and bow windows are both more expensive than regular window replacements. You are adding an architectural feature, after all. Bow windows are typically more expensive than bay windows because they are larger. But when the size is the same, the price is similar.

Got a question?

The addition of a bow window will make your living room (or any other room in your house, for that matter) appear larger and more connected to the outdoors. Easily customizable, floor-to-ceiling bow windows work well when flanked by casements or single-hungs.

At Vinyl Light, we can offer you an unbeatable 5-panel bow window price and provide quality bow window replacement and installation services.

Bow Window Replacement in Toronto

With over 10 years of experience under our belt, we are known for our outstanding quality and customer service. Don’t take our word for it though - take a look at what our customers have to say about us.

Even though it’s what we do best, Vinyl Light is more than just selling and installing vinyl windows and doors. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients realize their creative ideas and make their homes better, safer, and more comfortable.

Our main advantages are:

  • 10+ years of combined professional experience
  • 10,000+ windows installed
  • Competitive UPVC bow window prices and affordable installation rates
  • Prompt customer service (with locations all across the GTA)
  • Worry-free installation (we have WSIB and liability insurance)

Still wondering “What’s the best company offering bow window replacement near me”? Doubt no more and go with Vinyl Light.

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