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Champaign may be home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but it is also known for its varied cultural attractions including the Krannert Art Museum and the Spurlock Museum. The Central Illinois city has a style all its own and that extends to the houses around town.
One way to add visual appeal to your home, while also maximizing natural light, is to add a bay window, which typically consists of a large picture window centered between two smaller, functional windows — often with screens — that can be opened to enjoy nice weather.
Commonly known as: box bay window, oriel window, projecting window, square bay window, 45-degree bay window, 30-degree bay window
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Champaign’s homes showcase a mix of traditional and modern styles. The addition of a bay window is a surefire way to make your residence stand out while also adding functionality.
Stroll through a neighborhood in Champaign and you’ll likely notice a mix of historical and modern design elements in the city’s traditional and ranch homes. A bay window adds visual flair to the exterior of a traditional home and creates the appearance of a more spacious interior.
You can use a bay window to create a greenhouse space flooded with natural light where house plants — or artificial plants if that’s more your style — can thrive. You can also use the interior shelf of your bay window to grow flowers and herbs, minus the hassle of cultivating a garden.
Studies have shown that exposure to light greatly impacts circadian rhythms, sleep patterns and mood. A bedroom bay window gives you exposure to sunlight in the morning to help wake you up and reduces the need for artificial lighting. Add Low-E glass for improved energy efficiency.
A bay window can create a comfortable area in your home where you can relax and unwind. There are numerous bay window customization and hardware options available to match the look and feel of the room in which you choose to install this type of window. Consider adding screens to all of your operable windows — usually the left and right — to capture a breeze.
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Champaign has a typical Midwestern climate with hot summers and cold, moderately snowy winters. Energy-efficient windows are a sound investment for those living in Central Illinois.
Double pane and triple pane windows can help lower energy costs compared to single pane windows. Extra layers of glass with insulating gas between the panes provide additional insulation to help you enjoy bay window views in comfort through all seasons.
Get year-round protection with Advanced Low-E insulating glass. The glass helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the humid summer. It also reduces UV ray exposure.
Ensure your home’s wood bay windows are prepared for cold winters, humid summers, and heavy precipitation.
In addition to modernizing your home, replacing old or inefficient windows can help increase your energy efficiency, keeping your home more comfortable. We make the process simple. Our replacement window experts can help you select, install, and enjoy replacement windows for years to come. Find window replacement options and advice for your area.
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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.
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.
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.
A Pella Windows & Doors of Central Illinois 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.
Both bay and bow windows use a combination of windows to protrude from the exterior of a home. Bay windows consist of a set of three angled window panels — one large, fixed window and two flanking windows on the sides. In contrast, bow windows are made of four or more windows that create a curved shape. Learn more about the differences in size, style, light, ventilation and cost.
Buying new windows is not something you do every day. Read our comprehensive guide to the window replacement process to get started on your project.
Wood Windows and Patio Doors – Wood interiors offer more design flexibility — windows and patio doors can be stained or painted to match your decor. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's wood products.
As part of Pella Corporation’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, we use Water-Based Green Chemistry. Our factory-applied stain is water-based, which significantly decreases the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the air.
Fiberglass Windows and Patio Doors – Available in colors offering the quality look of painted wood — including a dual-color option. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's fiberglass products.
Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors – Pella's unique vinyl formula is performance-tested for excellent weathering, durability, and color retention. Solid- and Dual-Color frames are available. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's vinyl products.
Fiberglass and Steel Entry Doors – You'll save time and finishing costs when your entry door arrives prefinished in your choice of paint or stain color that will look beautiful for years. Explore interior and exterior finish options for Pella's fiberglass and steel entry doors.
When installing Pella windows and doors, the instructions need to address each individual wall and/or construction type. Pella's Product Installation Guides and animated installation videos provide specific instructions for multiple installation scenarios. Printed instructions are no longer provided with most Pella products due to the numerous variations in construction types.
Not able to find the installation instructions you need? Contact Pella Customer Service at (877) 473-5527 so they can provide the installation instructions you're looking for.
Learn how to paint your wood interior finish, prepare products for finishing, finish removable grilles, select the right paint or stain and more in the Pella Help Library.
Bay windows are often a main focal point of your room. And their structure can present unique design challenges. These decorating, dressing and furniture placement ideas can help you design around your bay windows.
The architecture of your home can impact your window choice. Find the right windows to fit the architecture of homes in the Colonial, Cape Cod, Craftsman, Bungalow, Victorian, Contemporary, Spanish or Mediterranean style.
Pella recommends you inspect your windows and patio doors at least annually as part of a home checkup. Maintenance can prolong the life of your Pella windows and doors and will help ensure maximum warranty coverage.
As needed, clean, repaint or restain your windows and patio doors, and recaulk around them to help maintain optimal performance. Also, be sure to regularly check for leaks and improper drainage above or around vents and sprinkler systems that may subject your windows and patio doors to prolonged water exposure.
Review the Maintenance section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly maintain the interior and exterior of your Pella windows and patio doors.
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