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24
Feb
2015

Increasing The Space in Your Home with Windows


Windows have a way of taking a simple room and opening it up to beautiful aesthetic possibilities. They allow for the passage of light to illuminate a room, and for in-home observation of breath-taking views. They can add elegance and esteem to the exterior, transforming a plain looking house into a luxurious looking home.

If you are looking to open up your space, but don’t want to break the bank by reconstructing to increase square footage, NorthShield has the solution for you. Bay and bow windows are specially designed to make any room feel more spacious, without actually increasing the floor space. Both bay and bow designs protrude outwards, breaking the commonly flat, two-dimensional look regular windows portray. This adds flair, and gives your house a more interesting style, with a better view.

What are Bay and Bow Windows

NorthShield’s bay and bow windows are manufactured at home here in Canada. They come equipped with easily removable screens, for convenient maintenance. Both window designs protrude outward, offering a panoramic view with a number of panels arranged at different angles about the surface of the house. Bay and bow windows give off a similar look, but have a few traits that set the two apart. Bay windows have three panels, and protrude further outwards than bow windows. Bow windows have upwards of four panels, and have a smoother, more circular curve than bay windows.

Floor Space

From the interior of a home, bay and bow windows will maximize floor space, creating the illusion of a larger room. Bay windows tend to be deeper, while bow windows tend to be longer. Both designs, however, create a sense of spaciousness in any bedroom, kitchen, or living room in which they are installed.

As both window designs protrude outwards, the space that opens up is where the flat window was previously fixed. With that space now empty, the room appears larger and freer. Guests will feel more relaxed, as your home will offer a more open, less restricted environment.

Upgrading from basic, flat windows to bay or bow windows will give you room to breath in your own home. The feeling associated with having more space in the place you live will allow for you to be more at ease, and will in turn have a positive reflection on your daily attitudes.

Home Value

From a financial aspect, installing bay and bow windows give the best results for the lowest cost. Changing your windows to increase spaciousness is more affordable than renovating your whole house to physically increase square footage. In less time and for less money, our expect craftsmen can transform your house into a desirable home, increasing the value of it greatly.

All of our bay and bow windows can be customized with any of our over 35 choices of vinyl colours, and are backed with a lifetime warranty!

At NorthShield Windows and Doors you can choose from a wide variety of window styles that best suit your tastes, and work toward creating a unique looking interior and exterior for your home. We pride ourselves on providing the utmost care to our clients, with free estimates and fast service.

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Sanjay Tamang
2 months ago
Love our new windows and doors. We had all our windows replaced on the main floor, side door and front door, as well as the storm doors. The installation team was great. They removed the existing awning and were really great at cleaning up after the work. There were a couple of issues after the install, but the after sales service team of Alex and Walter were able to resolve it promptly. Great advice from Walter about keeping the humidity inside the house to maintain the windows, and also how to operate them properly. And thanks very much Alex and team for buying the doorbell and installing it for us, as well as fixing the bottom part of the door frames to cover holes on the flooring. Appreciate all your hard work and for going the extra mile. Will definitely recommend your company to friends, neighbors and family.
Thomas Carlyle
a week ago
NorthShield did an excellent job with our house. They were the lowest price our of 4 companies I contacted for quotes. The windows look beautiful, and the molding is very well done. The installation was very quick, they replaced all of the windows in our house in about 4 hours. They cleaned up everything completely afterwards inside and outside, you can't even tell they were here! Very professional, very high quality installation, materials and work. I would highkly recommend them.
Courtney Schappert
2 months ago
Likely a good company for windows, installers seemed competent. However for doors they seemed to have much less experience. My salesman left the company midway through the process and I wasn't informed, and turns out some miscommunication between him and I led to a product I didn't want. The door is nice, just not what I had thought I ordered, and it took about 4 months to get, so I accepted it. The paint also chipped after they left, which leaves a bad feeling (even though that's more of a manufacturer issue than NorthShield issue). I'm not saying these guys are going to be bad for you, but I'm not thrilled with my result. REPLY December 5, 2018: I had called about the paint chip and wrong door options already at the time and was told there was no recourse for me. The paint chip was there when I came home from work after the door was installed, but you provided a picture the installers took before the paint was chipped, so at that time I was told there was no recourse. The wrong options I was told was due to a salesman who took my order having left the company, and there was no paperwork showing my chosen option (no door handle hole to be cut). I will call again tomorrow and update this with the results of that conversation.
Carl To
4 months ago
Alex and the team at north shield were amazing. Great customer service, along with a great team of installers. North shield replaced my 2 front living room windows in 1 day. They even took away my awning! Highly recommended
Lois
3 months ago
Very professional workers that despite finding, no vapor barrier and wood rot on our deck, fixed it right and continued to install our very beautiful door and side light without complaint. I would highly recommend Northshield to any friends, neighbors or anyone else. I am a very Happy, Happy Gal with my beautiful new door!
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