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.

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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 windows from Vinyl Light come in different styles. You can configure the one for you with the following options:

  • Style of window (Casement, Fixed, Awning)
  • Number of panels (3, 4 or 5 panels available)
  • Color options (50+ varieties)
  • Roof options (metal or shingle)
  • Skirt options (different designs and finishes)

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Bow Window Replacement Cost

✅ Window Type Bow Window 
✅ Average installation cost

$1000-$1200 for retrofit

$1500-$2500 for new build

✅ The cheapest bow window $1500
✅ The most expensive bow window $4500+

The bow windows are more expensive because first of all they are a combination of multiple windows and they require more time and material for installation. In comparison, a bow window can take a full day to build, when the same installer team is capable of replacing 10+ windows per day.

The average 4 or 5 panel bow window price range is $3,500-$4,500 installed. The bow window replacement price is also influenced by its designs, the type of glass, color, grills, etc. 

The bow window sizes primarily dictate the labour prices and are also affected by the type of roof and skirt chosen.

At Vinyl Light, we can offer the best bow window prices in Canada and provide quality bow window installation services. If you’d like to inquire about the cost of installing a new bow window in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, please contact our sales team via phone or our free quote form on this page.

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  • bow window styles
    • Any size to expand your living space 
    • Any panels of your bow window can be operational and tailored to suit your needs
    • Customizable with different colors and grills options
    • Durable and maintenance free
    • Available with double and triple glass
    • 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.

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Bow Window Glass Options

  • LoE Coatings

    We have all types of LoE Coatings: LoE-180; Loe-272; LoE-366 and newest LoE-i89 to maximize your glass performance.

  • Self-Cleaning

    Self-Cleaning coating keeps the windows cleaner longer and when you must clean your glass, it will be easier and fast.

  • Triple, Tempered, Laminated

    Get the best insulation with Triple glass; best strength with Tempered glass or best noise reduction with Laminated one.

Bow Window Upgrades Options

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Our Easy 3-Step Process

  • Step 1. Quotation & Measurements

    We will measure, consult and quote.

  • Step 2. Manufacturing

    We will manufacturer as per specs.

  • Step 3. Installation

    We will install and clean up.

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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