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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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4.8
Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
emily s
3 months ago
Professional, clean, good customer service. Fast and efficient. No surprises or hidden costs, did not try to upsell me and worked within my budget. Very happy with the finished product and will continue to use in the future for replacing my remaining windows.
Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
a month ago
We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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