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New England Bay Windows

Bay Windows to Match Historic New England Homes

There’s no shortage of local historic districts in New England. From the seacoast all the way to the Lakes Region, and from Portsmouth to Portland, New England is home to a rich history and the varied home styles throughout Maine and New Hampshire reflect that.

New England architecture is known for styles that are older and more varied than the rest of the country. Some home styles are quite easily distinguished, like Second Empire Victorian homes seen in places like Keene, the pointed Queen Anne houses found in Auburn and Bradford, or the Victorians like those found in the Little Harbor neighborhood of Portsmouth. A distinguishing feature of these styles is the bay window. Extending past the exterior of the home at an angle, bay windows provide expansive views and ample natural light in addition to the stately exterior.

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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Popular Local Trends & Styles

New England is home to many historic home styles, as well as more modern ranches and townhomes. Bay windows are defining characteristics of specific home styles, but they look just as good on a more modern home as they do on a classic Victorian.


  • Traditional bay windows with curtains Traditional Style

    Matching the original style of a historic home can put forth a challenge. If you own a historic home, keeping true to the original styles and materials of the home will help preserve the authenticity. Pella offers replacement bay windows for historic homes that can help keep you within the limits of historic ordinances.

  • Kitchen bay window offers dining seating Kitchen Bay Window A kitchen bay window offers outdoor views while you’re cooking or enjoying meals. In a smaller kitchen, a bay or bow window will extend outward, increasing the amount of visual space in the room. Placed above the sink, a bay window can provide a relaxing view while doing the dishes.
  • Small bay windows Small Bay Windows

    Pella’s bay windows are available in a wide range of sizes with both fixed and operable configurations, including some custom capabilities. Bay windows are available in three-unit 30° and 45° or custom angles and sizes.

  • Bow window Bow Windows

    Bay or Bow? Although a separate style, a bow window extends from the exterior of a home in a similar way. Where a bay window has three window panes, angled away from the home, a bow window is typically comprised of four or five panes with less angled curve creating a more rounded appearance.

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Recommended Customizations1


To match a historic home, consider hardware and grille options available to match the charm and character of your home’s style. Consider adding screens2 to all of your operable windows — usually the left and right — to capture a breeze and increase ventilation.

Hardware

  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Fold-Away Cranks

Grilles

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

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.
2 Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets

New England Climate Recommendations


As part of the humid continental climate zone, New Hampshire and Maine both experience cold winters, warm summers and moderate fall and spring months. Precipitation is high year-round, which brings ample wintertime snowfall and rain during warmer months. Keep your New England home protected from the elements with insulating glass and durable front door materials.

Winter Weather

Winter Weather

Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Protect your windows from the elements with exterior aluminum-cladding.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

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.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Ensure your home’s wood bay windows are prepared for cold winters, humid summers, and heavy precipitation.

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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 New England 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 Projects for Your Home


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