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Cleveland Bay Windows

Bay windows add space, light, and style

Bay windows are popular for their ability to capture a large amount of natural light while creating the illusion of additional space within the home. A bay window extends beyond the exterior of a home. This type of window is popular in a number of home styles including Tudor, Victorian or Queen Anne, and bungalow.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Traditional bay windows with curtains Types of Bay Windows

    Bay windows are seen in several variations. A box bay window is a 90-degree bay window, protruding from the exterior of the house at a complete right angle, typically with one larger window in the middle flanked by smaller window panes. A bow window is similar to a bay window but is created with four or more windows designed in a curved line extending from the home. These windows are created with a different frame than a bay window. Oriel windows are bay windows that are seen on an upper story of a home, supported by brackets or corbels.

  • Bay window with seating area Traditional Bay Window Architecture Tudor-style homes, like those found in West Akron, often feature bay windows. Bay windows are also commonly seen in Queen Anne, Victorian, shingle-style, cottage-style, and Craftsman-style homes. From an architectural standpoint, bay windows work well with vertically-proportioned home exteriors, adding an interesting element to the exterior of the home as well as the interior.
  • Bay windows in a kitchen with table and chair Kitchen Bay Windows

    The trend of adding a bay window above a kitchen sink allows light into a room that may contain few windows. Because it extends beyond the exterior wall, a bay window lets in more light while using less wall space, allowing you more room for kitchen wall cabinets.

  • Small bay window Large Bay Window Sizes

    Bay windows are available in many sizes, from around 40 inches wide to much larger. Big bay windows can add additional light and create the illusion of additional space, making them a popular choice for homes with limited square footage including townhomes or row houses. A larger sized bay window can also provide the opportunity to create a bay window seat, creating a place to relax and read or simply additional seating when entertaining.

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Recommended Customizations1

A new or replacement bay window can add style and function to your home. A bay window typically consists of one larger center glass panel flanked by a smaller window on either side. To make the most of your bay window, consider customizing it with operable windows on the sides to capture breezes on mild Cleveland days. Hardware, grilles, and trim can be added to match the style of your home. Find more customizations here.


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


  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern 
  • New England Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern?

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

Cleveland Climate Recommendations

The temperate climate of Northeast Ohio extends through the fall, however, winters can bring heavy winds across Lake Erie as well as varying amounts of precipitation. To enjoy your bay window year-round, consider insulated glass to help protect from cold winter gusts.

The summer sun can feel great, and a bay window will capture large amounts of natural light, but if you’d like to add a window seat to your bay window, consider between-the-glass blinds or shades. Bay windows can be difficult to cover with traditional blinds or curtains and having your blinds between the panes allows you to filter the light in a stylish and low-maintenance way.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Prepare wood windows for bitterly cold winters and semi-humid summers. EnduraClad® and EnduraClad® Plus exterior finishes help resist fading and look great for years.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Keep warm in the winter by reducing the heat loss from your home. Window panes of glass with Advanced Low-E will help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and keeping the heat in. 

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.

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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 Cleveland 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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