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What Are Picture Windows?

A picture window is a large, fixed-pane window. They do not have glazing bars. They are referred to as picture windows because they look like a picture frame with the view of the outside being the picture. Picture windows are fixed and cannot be opened. For someone looking for a window whose main function is to bring in natural light from the outside, and increase energy efficiency, then picture windows are the best choice for you. 

What Are The Benefits Of Picture Windows?

A picture windows’ main function is to let in natural light from outside. They are a large glass pane, without grills that provide an uninterrupted view of the scenery outside. They work well in lighting up areas such as the stairway, garage, or attic, where an opening window would be unnecessary. 

Picture windows vary in sizes and shapes so they can be added to any space. Picture windows can be paired with other types of windows to create a beautiful combination that will stand the test of time and stay stylish for a long time to come. These windows work well in homes with vaulted ceilings. Picture windows are useful in such a space for illuminating the space and creating a dramatic effect.

How Can I Customize My Replacement Picture Windows?

Homestyle for picture windowsIf you are looking to replace your picture windows, or customize new installations to suit the design of your home, you can make a choice from a selection of geometric picture windows sizes and shapes to create a unique design for your home. Picture windows are available in many designs that include:

  • Gothic
  • Triangle
  • Circle
  • Quarter-round
  • Half-round

You can also customize your picture windows with a variety of colors to suit your desired effect and match the décor in your home. You can also install a grille system on your windows to complete the unique style. 

Grille systems come in different patterns and styles and you can customize yours to be as unique as you want. You can also choose from a variety of glass styles and types that provide privacy, reduce noise and enhance energy efficiency.

Why Choose Vinyl Picture Windows?

When choosing the best material for your windows, go for vinyl picture windows. Vinyl is a good insulator so you are assured that you and your family will enjoy a comfortable home for years to come. They are energy-efficient and will allow you to save on money that would have otherwise been used in heating and cooling costs. Vinyl is a very durable material and is resilient to adverse weather, It also requires no maintenance, saving you a lot of time and money. 

What Home Style Is Best Suited For Picture Windows?

Picture windows are very versatile, hence suitable for all styles of homes. From Cape Cod to craftsman, picture windows will give your home that unique touch.

Common Uses for Picture Windows

Picture windows may be available in all sizes, but they mostly come in large sizes, designed specifically to bring in a lot of natural light and showcase the beautiful scenery from the outside. This makes them popular for dining and living rooms where people spend most of their time. 

When choosing a picture window, it is important to go for energy-efficient ones. Ensure that they incorporate energy-saving features to help keep your energy bills under control. 

Picture Combination Windows

Vinyl picture windowIf you want to enjoy great views and lots of natural lighting in your home, and have functionality at the same time, then you can combine the picture windows with an operable window on the sides. A combination window basically entails a large inoperable window in the middle combined with one or more operable windows to the sides. 

To create combination windows, you can use a variety of other different windows. Installing casement windows on each side of the picture window is a good combination. This is unique and functional as it lets in a lot of natural light through the picture window and also allows for maximum airflow through the casement windows. 

Call Us For Unique Window Installations 

If you are looking to install picture windows or replace those already in your home, call FTC Oury Group at (630) 686-7618 and we will help you choose a unique combination and install them for you. 

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