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5500 Bay & Bow Window

5500 Bay and Bow windows add dimension, warmth and natural light to any room. Customize to match your décor with a wide selection of design options.

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ROOM-OPENING BAY

Bay windows combine three windows at 30-or 45-degree angles for a dramatic effect.

ELEGANT BOW

Bow windows combine three, four or five windows at a 10-degree angle for a subtle, arced appearance.

ENHANCED INSULATION

Glass units are set ¾ inch into the sash, providing optimal insulation and interior comfort.

CUSTOM MADE

Custom built to the exact size and specifications of your home to ensure proper installation and performance.

5500 Bay & Bow Windows

  • 1. COMPLEMENTARY STYLE

    Beveled exterior frame perfectly complements any type of home

  • 2. DURABLE CONSTRUCTION

    Fusion-welded frame and sash create a strong, weathertight unit for unmatched durability, longevity and performance.

  • 3. MOISTURE BARRIER

    Contoured bullnose vinyl trim guards against temperature changes, while the sloped interior dam helps protect against water infiltration.

  • 4. CUSTOM FINISHING

    Head and seat boards, in either 1-1/4" thick oak or birch veneer, may be stained or painted to match the interior of your home.

  • 5. SUPERIOR INSULATION

    Seat boards with 1-1/2" thick insulation create a barrier against drafts and temperature fluctuations.

  • 6. STRONG SUPPORT

    Heavy-duty cable support system utilizes a zero-slip clamp that securely anchors the window for precision installation and structural integrity.

  • 7. DECORATIVE TOUCH

    Optional, color-matched wooden knee braces are available for the exterior of your home.


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ENERGY STAR® WINDOWS

Simonton offers optional region-specific ENERGY STAR glass packages designed to deliver optimal energy performance and comfort in any climate.

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AAMA GOLD CERTIFICATION

The AAMA Gold Label on Simonton-built windows and doors verifies our products are manufactured to the industry-leading AAMA Gold Certification Program. This quality assurance testing delivers durable, weather resistant and energy efficient products for your home.

Glass Options

Glass packages impact your heating and cooling costs, as well as security, acoustics and more. Customize your windows for desired performance and to meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in any region.

ProSolar® Low - E Glass
  • Standard

    Pro Solar® Low-E Glass helps keep warm air in during the winter months. In summer, it helps deflect external heat and retains cooled air.

  • Optional

    Pro Solar® Shade Low-E Glass offers superior solar control and insulating performance, making it ideal for warmer climates with more intensive interior cooling needs.

  • Optional

    ProSolar® Sun Low-E Glass lets in the warming sun’s rays while blocking heat loss, helping to keep homes warm in cooler climates that require more energy to heat.


Gas Fill
Standard

Argon gas (six times denser than air) is sealed between the glass panes to increase insulation and reduce energy loss.

Optional

Upgrade to Krypton gas (twelve times denser than air) for maximum thermal efficiency.

Glass Upgrades
  • Triple - pane Glass

    Three panes of double-strength glass create two separate air spaces for exceptional thermal performance and interior comfort.

  • Sound & Security Glass

    Laminated glass consists of a durable interlayer sealed between two layers of glass that resists forced entry, significantly diminishes unwanted sound and deflects up to 99% of damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause interior fading.

  • Double - strength Glass

    Double-strength is more resistant to breakage than single-strength glass and offers increased sound control.

  • Safety Glass

    Heat-strengthened tempered glass is stronger than regular glass and safely breaks down into pebbles if broken. Tempered glass is often a building code requirement for use in bathrooms and windows near the floor.

  • Privacy Glass

    Obscure glass has a textured pattern to maximize privacy while allowing ample natural light into your home.

  • Tinted Glass

    Bronze or gray tinted glass helps control solar heat gain and reduce glare and visibility into your home.


Gas Fill
Standard

Argon gas (six times denser than air) is sealed between the glass panes to increase insulation and reduce energy loss.

Optional

Upgrade to Krypton gas (twelve times denser than air) for maximum thermal efficiency.

Spacer Systems

Glass panes are separated by a spacer system, which helps seal in functional gas and create an airtight seal.

Standard

Intercept® spacer system helps keep glass warm and expands and contracts for reduced seal failure.

Optional

The Supercept™ spacer system utilizes a stainless-steel alloy that offers increased durability and thermal efficiency.

Optional

The non-metallic foam Super Spacer® is non-conductive and virtually eliminates temperature transfer.

5500 Design Options

Cam Locks

The cam lock pulls your window sash together to keep it locked, secure and weather resistant. Cam locks are found on double hung and sliding windows.

Nesting Crank Handle

Casement and awning windows feature a convenient nesting handle that folds neatly away into the base and a multi point locking lever that secures the window.

Color-matched Crank Handle & Lock Finishes
Premium Crank Handle & Lock Finishes

Simonton 5500 windows feature an energy efficient 3/4′′ insulating glass unit with ProSolar® Low-E Glass, Argon gas and an Intercept® spacer system. Additional glass options enhance acoustics, security, privacy and fade protection.

  • ENERGY STAR® Certified

    Simonton offers optional region-specific glass packages that meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for optimal energy performance and comfort in any climate.

  • ENERGY STAR Most-Efficient

    Select 5500 window styles with triple pane glass are recognized as Most Efficient by ENERGY STAR in 2022 identifying the best performing ENERGY STAR windows available.

  • NEW ProSolar Glass Options

    All ProSolar glass packages are available with a PLUS option. PLUS indicates the addition of a 4th surface Low-E glass, which reflects even more heat back into the room, helping to make your living space feel warmer and more comfortable in the colder Northern climates.

  • Triple-pane Glass

    Three panes of double strength glass create two separate air spaces for optimal thermal performance and interior comfort.

  • Sound & Security Glass

    Laminated glass consists of a durable interlayer sealed between two layers of glass that withstands forced entry, greatly reduces unwanted sound and deflects up to 99% of damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause interior fading.

  • Privacy Glass

    Obscure glass has a textured pattern to maximize privacy while allowing ample natural light into your home.

  • Coastal Impact Protection

    Offering 24/7 impact protection and durable weather resistance, 5500 windows with Safe Point® impact resistant laminated glass deliver Missile C level certification for homes in inland coastal areas.

  • Tinted Glass

    Bronze or gray tinted glass helps control solar heat gain and reduce glare and visibility into your home.

  • Safety Glass

    Heat strengthened tempered glass is stronger than regular glass and safely breaks down into pebbles if broken. Tempered glass is often a building code requirement for use in bathrooms and windows near the floor.

  • Double-Strength Glass

    Double-strength is more resistant to breakage than single strength glass and offers increased sound control.

Choose architecturally inspired grille profiles and patterns to highlight your home’s character. Grilles are placed between the glass to create a smooth, easy-to-clean surface on the inside and outside of your home.

Simonton 5500 operable windows include an extruded screen frame with matching finishes and fiberglass screen mesh designed to allow fresh air in and help keep insects out.

Double Hung & Sliding Window Screens
Double hung and slider windows feature a durable extruded screen frame with a concealed spring system for easy removal. The standard half screen can be upgraded to full screen on select windows. Choose aluminum screen mesh for increased durability.

Casement & Awning Window Screens
Hinged windows have a full extruded screen frame with fiberglass screen mesh placed on the window’s interior.

How to Buy

Simonton windows and doors are sold through our large network of trusted contractors, retail stores and distributor locations.