Traditionally, a ground-floor bay window can be supported on extended joists that have been engineered into the design, or by a perimeter foundation or concrete piers. On a higher floor, wood knee bracket can be used underneath the bay to support it - and the weight of furniture and people it has to carry.
A new alternative that we like is a bay window that incorporates a load-bearing steel cable system that ties the cantilever to the house's structure; and can be used to level the window itself. Once in place, the cables are hidden by interior trim and shutters.
A bay window can add interest and depth to the outside of your home and extra living space inside. Call us today for more info on custom plantation shutters in Lewisville and surrounding areas.