Beautiful Bay Windows from Soft-Lite are Completely Customizable
Let your imagination run free with bay windows from Soft-Lite, which are customizable with countless combinations of window styles, colors, and energy-efficient glass options. A bay window actually is a set of windows arranged together in a pattern that extends outward from the home. The pattern includes three panels, like a triptych in a Renaissance cathedral. How those three panels are composed is completely up to you, and that’s where your imagination comes into play.
With Soft-Lite bay windows, you can choose from among casement windows, picture windows, and double-hung windows, with a selection of 17 standard exterior colors. We also offer a custom color matching program to give you the choice of practically any color under the sun. Our bay windows also come with outstanding features that set them apart from other manufacturers, including:
- SuperSeat™ base, with insulated window seating
- Five interior woodgrain finishes
- Comfort-Foam™ insulation
- A welded sill pan
- A threaded steel rod and chain bracing system to prevent sagging over time
In addition, all moving parts and the insulated seal are warranted against material defects and craftsmanship. Our bay windows will not rot, rust, warp, pit, corrode, or blister. Our colors will never fade.
Array of Configurations
Choose double hung or casement style windows in 10 degree, 15 degree, 30 degree or 45 degree three-window bays. Bow windows are available in 10 degree and 15 degree four-window, 10 degree five-window, or 10 degree six-window models.
1 1/2 inch Furniture Grade Hardwood Veneer Seat
The interior face of our hardwood veneer lumber is hand-selected for book-matched seams with color and grain consistency and features no knots or glue lines. Each seat is whole-piece faced or minimally seamed for exceptional wood quality resulting in excellent stain and finish appearance.
Our exclusive Super Seat measures an impressive three inches in total thickness, consisting of a full 1 1/4 inch hardwood seatboard, Dow® polyisocyanurate high-density R9 foam board, plus a 3/4 inch exterior-grade ply fused into one base for the ultimate in structural and ?Best-in-Class? thermal performance.
An uncommon aesthetic enhancement, edge banding wraps and protects the revealed edges of the hardwood veneer for durable protection against moisture and to enhance the finished appearance of the installed unit.
Strategic main-frame and sash chambers are fully insulated with ComfortFoam, an environmentally friendly CFC free foam insulation. ComfortFoam filled vinyl frames are superior in insulating properties to all other type of multi-chambered hollow Vinyl, fiberglass and solid wood windows.
All of our bays and bows come with low-e glass with argon gas fill standard. Additional glass enhancements are available.
Solid Steel Threaded Rod Mulling
Compare against lesser designs where mulling is little more than a capping with no structural function. This solid steel rod extends from above the units to its underside for total structural support. Two rods are included inside every bay or bow.
Fastening methods vary widely among manufacturers. Countersunk weld nuts assure flush underside for smooth capping while the heavy-duty steel eyebolts function as strong links to the zero-sag chain support system.
Cable-Free Chain Support System
Cables stretch under the stress of gravity over time and need to be adjusted to maintain support. Not true with chains. Our chain support system holds 1,600 pounds of weight and renders the need for old-fashioned underbracing obsolete.
Full Vinyl Capping and Wrap
The Super Seat is capped permanently along its exposed outer edges by the same virgin vinyl used to make our windows. This system affords easy water run-off and created a beautiful finished look with no need for on-site caulk or glue.