Bay windows are either square, round, or polygonal in plan and are usually associated with Victorian architecture as they first achieved widespread popularity in the 1870s. Bay windows are commonly used to provide the illusion of a larger room and to increase the flow of natural light into a room as well as provide panoramic views that would be impossible with an ordinary window.
A bay, bow, or box window is a gorgeous way to fill your home with natural light. But what about the bay window roof? A well designed and constructed copper bay window roof or copper bay window covers adds charm and character to the facade of your house, whereas a poorly constructed copper bow window roof can be a leaky nuisance and constant maintenance chore. To construct, layout, and install coppper bay window roofs and covers used to be an enormous obstacle for the do it yourselfer due to the complexity of the geometry. Not any more!
With our custom built copper bay window roofs a wood framed and decked structure is no longer needed. Our modular design bay, bow, and box window roofs eliminate the need for a wood framed structure and decking. Each custom constructed bay window roof unit comes with plywood decking, DL Drip edge, the finished roof section, all the required structure, and precut flashings where required. Installing your copper bay, bow, or box window roof on your home couldn't be easier. Simply place our modular unit atop the ceiling joists, fasten, and--if required--install the flashings. That's it. You're done!
Our copper craftsmen have many years of experience creating beautiful custom standing seam copper roof sections for bay, box, or bow windows on the finest homes. Our copper bay window roof fabrication techniques were handed down from father to son passed on to our highly skilled copper artisans. Over he years we've fabricated many copper bay window roofs. Whatever kind of bay window roof you want, we can custom make it to your specifications. Contact Us to get your bay, bow, or box window project started today!
Classic Copper Works's copper bay, bow, and box window roofs have long been in high demand. Over the past 46 years, Classic Copper Works has crafted many of these items. In most cases copper box window roofs can be fabricated and shipped for installation by a pair of workers with handyman skills. The copper bay window roof to the right has a bell curve, a Classic Copper Works specialty. For more examples of our custom copper work, visit our Copper Products Photo Gallery.
In the past, one had to find a qualified artisan and have him come to your location to fabricate your bay window roof on the spot. Not any more! Our copper bay window roofs are custom built one a time to your specifications and delivered to you ready for installation by semi-skilled workers. We've accomplished this though our unique unitary design method. Our bay, bow, or box window roof comes to you in one piece, built on its own 5/8 inch plywood base, and ready to simply set atop the existing bay window structure. No need to pay a master carpenter to frame out and deck.. Simply finish your bay window with a flat top, then set our copper bay window roof unit on, fasten it down, and flash it to the wall.
Although bay windows come in an infinite number of sizes, there are several common types:
Box Window: the sides turn back to the wall at 90 degree angles to the front.
Bow or Oval Window: bows out in a graceful arc from the wall. One variation has the window projecting out 8-18 inches at 90 degrees then arcing.
Round: the window is a full half circle or quite close to it.
Bay Window: ends slope back to wall at or near a 45 degree angle.
Returned End Bay Window: the ends make two forty-five degree turns to meet the wall at a right or ninety degree angle.
Regardless of your coper bow window type, the measurements you need are the depth (how is it from the front of the window back to the wall) length (from end to end where the window meets the wall), and height. A word about height: often the height of the copper box window roof is merely a matter of personal taste, but other times there may be architectural obstacles to height, such as a second story window or balcony or projections in the masonry. Make sure you are aware of this and check to make sure you have enoigh clear space room for your copper bay window roofs.