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Create a Stunning Focal Point with Bay Windows

Bay windows serve as a focal point in whatever room they’re in. Typically three window panels that extend beyond a home’s walls, bay windows feature a fixed picture window framed on either side by smaller, operable windows that are set at angles. Because of this design, beautiful bay windows draw in more light to a home and offer a wider vantage point to take in your surroundings. In Western New York, bay windows are a common sight, especially on Colonial and Queen Anne-style homes.

Commonly known as: projection window, bay box window, Oriel window

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Victorian Bay Windows Victorian Bay Windows

    Queen Anne-style and other Victorian-era homes are predominant throughout Western New York. Homes from this era are known for their artistic features—towers and turrets, decorative glass, detailed carvings, and unique window shapes, including bay and bow windows. When replacing bay windows on a historic home, choose hardware and grille patterns that are authentic to the style and bear in mind there might be certain protocols to follow for your city or neighborhood.

  • Bay window treatments Bay Window Treatments While bay windows are adored for the abundant natural light they bring into a space, sometimes that light needs to be tempered for privacy, security, or simply the aesthetics of your home. For these reasons, many homeowners like to have window treatments on their bay windows. Drapery panels suspended from curtain rods or hanging blinds on a track are two great bay window treatment options, while Pella’s between-the-glass blinds provide another low-maintenance solution.
  • Kitchen Bay Windows Kitchen Bay Windows

    Bay windows are frequently seen on the front of homes since they provide curb appeal and flood front rooms with natural light. A less visible but equally popular placement for bay windows is in the kitchen. Whether it’s a small bay window over the kitchen sink or a large bay window in a casual kitchen dining area, kitchen bay windows bring ample sunlight into the heart of the home and are helpful for keeping tabs on backyard activity.

  • custom bay window Custom Bay Windows

    Pella bay and bow windows are built-to-order in both standard and custom sizes. Bay windows are available in both 30- and 45-degree projections, while bow windows are available in both 4- and 5-unit sizes. Wood, fiberglass, and vinyl bow and bay window options are available. Whether you’re updating a historic home in Rochester’s 19th Ward or building a new home in North Buffalo, you can find the right window to meet your needs.

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Recommended Customizations1

Choosing a Victorian grille pattern and hardware in an antique brass hardware finish might suit a Queen Anne-style home in Rochester’s Corn Hill neighborhood, while skipping the grilles and opting for a matte black finish might be the best choice for your American Craftsman in Elmwood. No matter the style of your home, paying attention to the details can help your new bay window fit right in.


  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Rustic Collection
  • Fold-Away Cranks


  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern 
  • Prairie Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern?

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Western New York Climate Recommendations

With Lake Erie to the west and Lake Ontario to the north, Western New York experiences the humid continental climate common for the Great Lakes region. This brings cold, snowy winters, warm, humid summers, and mild spring and fall months with steady year-round precipitation. Help protect your home from extreme temperatures with energy efficient bay windows with Low-E insulated glass.

Diverse Climate

Diverse Climate

Prepare for bitterly cold winters and humid summers with Pella® Impervia®. This strong fiberglass, for both windows and patio doors, is durable enough to help withstand extreme heat and subzero cold

Low-E Protection

Energy Efficiency

Pella® offers windows with Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass and AdvancedComfort Low-E Insulating Glass, both with argon, to help keep your home insulated from Western New York’s cold winters and warm, humid summers.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Wood with aluminum cladding, vinyl, and fiberglass are low maintenance and can help stand up to extreme weather.

Why Choose Pella?

Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

We Come to You

An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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A Pella Windows & Doors of Western New York expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home — and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Bay Window Ideas for New England Homes

Take a look at these bay window projects throughout New England and see how homeowners are incorporating new and replacement bay windows into their homes.

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