Replacing a Full-Height Bay Window

A template simplifies the math for the hybrid frame

 We were recently contracted to replace a “walk-into” bay window in a house built during the late 1970s. Unlike smaller bay windows that hang from a cable system or that are supported by brackets, these bays have floors that are either cantilevered or, as was the case in our project, supported by a full foundation.The bay was quite large—about 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall without the roof—and a nearby privacy fence and mature landscaping would have made it almost impossible to bring in and install a stock unit without doing some damage.  And although the existing bay window…
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