In a world of growing energy concerns and rising energy costs,
insulating the seat board is a necessity. A well-insulated seat
board helps lower energy costs and protects against cold air
transfer, condensation problems, and finish failures. All bay and
bow windows come standard with an insulated seat board that
has been integrated seamlessly into the window’s overall design.
A 1-1/2” thick insulated panel is attached to the hardwood
plywood seat. Combined, this creates a 2-3/4” sill which yields
an insulating value of R7.
Dead Stop Installation
Insert windows are independently installed and are mulled together using our “Dual Mullion” system providing the freedom to combine virtually any window styles. Inserts can be installed on jobsite and they can be removed individually if needed.
Moisture Resistant Filler
The Timberstrand® mullion not only provides unprecedented structural stability to the frame but also acts as a moisture resistant filler. It effectively eliminates condensation associated with ambient air and serves as a non-conductive thermal break.
Weeped Sill Pan System
Every projection window features a fully integrated and weeped sill pan – carefully designed to provide an efficient secondary measure against water penetration. A sloped sill feeds into large water chambers that drain through discreetly fabricated weep holes located on the exterior cladding. The weep holes are baffled to reduce wind infiltration and to keep insects out. In the unlikely case that water or condensation reaches the internal assembly, the panning system protects the window from damage and keeps it dry.
Offset Nose Design & Exterior Appearance
Our exterior design comprises a unique combination of our offset nose, beveled profiles and non-linear jambs. Each component works in unison to create a properly finished regal exterior appearance that exudes a level of craftsmanship uncommon in most designs. Functionally, the offset nose correctly tucks exterior casing away, creating an overhang. The overhang aids in water deflection and leaves a seamless nose molding without any unfinished areas to be sealed or maintained. Furthermore, a drip edge at the top of the unit works to direct water away from these important connections.
Decorative Options – Roofing Materials
Plywood, Painted Aluminum and Copper roofs available.
Decorative Options – Recessed Lighting
Recessed lights are available for both plug-in or hard-wired applications. Plug-in applications feature a 10′ cord with switch.
Decorative Options – Edge Banding
For greater visual depth and enhanced aesthetics, Red Oak or Birch premium edge banding covers the unfinished plywood edges to allow interior casing to be installed with a reveal.
Decorative Options – Factory Pre-Stained
Choose from several stain selections, as well as custom stain colors. Factory-finished interiors can save you time, money and the potential for costly mistakes.