The most significant feature of picture windows is their large expanse of fixed glass that is meant for one purpose alone – to showcase the beautiful scenery that you have outside making it feel and look just like another room in your home. Although designed with simplicity in mind,picture windows are one of the most versatile window types offering not just an unobstructed view of your outdoors but some useful functions as well. They are ideal to use in your living room, dining room, and master bedroom regardless of whether your home design is modern or traditional.
Picture windows are very energy efficient, able to hold in those comfortable indoor temperatures allowing you and your family to have a cozy time inside your home regardless of the time of the year. At the same time, they help reduce your energy bills significantly.
Since they are fixed, you don’t have to worry about broken mechanical parts eliminating any cost for part replacement and repair. This also means that since there is no mechanical activity, this window type is cheaper than other similar sized window types with moving parts.
Ironically, the strength of a picture window is also its weakness. Since it can’t be opened, it provides no ventilation capability. To address this issue, picture windows are often used in combination with other window designs like casement, double-hung, gliding, or awning windows.
At Zen Windows St. Louis, we offer picture windows in different shapes and sizes. While they don’t normally open or close, we can help you create an ideal combination of picture windows and other window types to offer you both view and ventilation. Get in touch with us for pricing information and quotes on your project.
* Easy Clean Glass is included with Low-E/Argon