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Blog #49

Picture Windows

Picture Windows

Picture Windows


Just as the name suggests, picture windows are fixed frames that do not open. They are like a piece of hung art or a portrait on a wall in that picture windows frame the outdoor scenery and bring the view inside. Because they cannot be opened, picture windows are typically placed in spaces that are hard to reach, such as areas with high ceilings like the attic or stairway, in order to maximize the amount of natural light that enters the house.

This feature of capturing the outdoor vistas minus the ventilation function makes picture windows ideal for homes in difficult weather climates. Whether it is the frigid cold, unpleasant humidity, or oppressive heat, picture windows can still allow for unobstructed views of the outside without inviting the trouble of air and weather leakage. For added performance, using insulated glass, which combines multiple glass panes to seal off air gaps, is a popular choice specifically for picture windows. Also, a possible option is to use inert gases such as argon or krypton in between glass panes to further prevent susceptible drafts, improve energy efficiency, increase savings on monthly bills, and foster greater comfort at home.

Another common configuration of picture windows is having them as the centerpiece in a living room or a family room with smaller windows on the sides. This placement is intended to frame the beauty of the outside view, whether it be your carefully tended yard or nature’s landscape, and bring it indoors to the heart of the home, along with plenty of sunshine. Because picture windows do not open, they are often installed with other types of windows that do allow for ventilation. This way, people can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Picture windows are available in many different designs, shapes, and sizes. Not only do they beautifully complement various types of spaces, but they also easily pair with other types of window styles. This kind of flexibility lends itself to the possibility of a truly unique and stunning window arrangement that enhances the overall aesthetics of your home. In terms of material, quality vinyl picture windows are the most standard on the market for their superior durability and endurance to not peel, warp, or crack over time as well as in face of inclement weather. #Picture #Picturewindows #window #door #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

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