Common Types Of Curved Windows
Here at Continental Window Fashions, we pride ourselves in being one of the leading experts at providing hardware for curved windows. We specialize in custom bending and curving of curtain rods. We have helped hundreds of clients with curving or bending drapery rods to fit all different types of curved windows.
For more information on the types of rods we curve, please refer to our Rods Types We Curve page.
Some of the more popular curved window configurations for which we provide custom bending and hardware for are outlined below. If you want us to get started on your curved windows, please head over to our custom curved window designer to get the process started!
A bay window is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room. Bay window is a generic term for all protruding window constructions, regardless of height. The most common inside angles are 90, 135 and 150 degrees, though triangular bays formed of two windows set at 120 degrees may be found.
A bow window is a curved bay window. Bow windows are designed to create space by projecting beyond the exterior wall of a building, and to provide a wider view of the garden or street outside and typically combine four or more casement windows, which join to form an arch.
An arch window (also known as a radius window) creates a dramatic effect in both contemporary and traditional homes. An arch window can be tall like a casement window or wide like an awning window. In traditional homes, arch windows can be used to create a Victorian-like effect.
A turret window is very similar to the bow window with the key difference being the angle of the curve. Turrets are traditionally more circular where the bow window generally has a wider open curve. Commonly seen during the Victorian era, turrets, with their many windows, have been a fashionable way to bring extra light and air into a house, as well as a showplace for displaying beautiful pieces of furniture.