Picture Replacement Windows in Cleveland & Columbus Ohio
Are you looking to replace your large wood or metal picture window because it leaks and causes too much heat gain on a sunny day? If so you’ll want to read about vinyl picture windows from Cleveland Window and Clear Choice Window and Door of Columbus. Learn about types of pictures windows, glass packages to save on heating costs, and how to combine your big front window with double hung or casement windows to get uninterrupted views and air flow in any room of your house.
Improved outside views. Because a picture window is one large expanse of glass, it provides unobstructed views of front, back, or side yards. They make sense to use in living rooms, bedrooms – or other places you want to enjoy the scenery around your home.
Affordability. Because picture windows don’t have moving parts, they cost less than a comparably sized operable windows like double hung, sliding and casement windows.
Maximize light transmission. Its large size allows the picture window to transmit lots of natural light to the inside of a home.
Added curb appeal and architectural interest. Available in many shapes (including square, rectangular, and arched), a picture window modernizes your exterior and enhances curb appeal by highlighting an aspect of your home’s interior.
Energy efficient – New vinyl replacement pictures windows are more energy efficient than old fixed windows – and are far simpler to maintain than aluminum and wood windows.
Heat gain during the winter. Picture windows can be an important part of passive solar design, because they let in large amounts of daylight to cost-effectively and naturally warm your home on a sunny winter day.
Fixed Picture Window Features & Uses
Picture windows from Cleveland Window and Door and Clear Choice (in Columbus) have these features:
- Vinyl frames and sashes that won’t crack, chip, or peel
- Fusion-welded frames and main structures for strength and rigidity (available on most models)
- Insulated glass and warm edge spacer system
- Multi-chamber sash and mainframes for improved energy efficiency
- Sloped sills that drain water to the outside
- Triple weatherstripping for improved protection from air and water entering
- Can be manufactured in a wide range of sizes
Picture Window Design Options
Decorative grids and grilles
Grids placed inside insulated glass keep window cleaning simple. Various options include Colonial, Diamond, Prairie, Double Prairie and Mid-Century Modern styles.And if you want to change colors of your grided windows down the road, external grids will be the way to go.
High privacy glass
While getting air flow is critical, so is maintaining your privacy…..especially in bathroom windows. This is where high privacy glass is perfect.
Use decorative glass to make personalization (and architectural decor) come to life in your replacement windows. Create a one-of-a-kind look with different color caming and artistic glass designs.
If you’re looking to reduce the harmful affects of UV light and solar heat gain impacting expensive living and dining room furniture, then tinted glass is an option to put on your wish list. Choose from gray, bronze, green or blue tinted glass.
Internal tilt mini blinds
Blinds placed inside the window never need to be cleaned and provide shade from the sun. It’s cool not to have to hassle dusting blinds in front of your windows!
Wood grain interior veneer finishes
We offer a wide range of interior wood grain looks to complement any décor. Options vary per window type and include light, medium, and dark oak, cherry, and foxwood. Why have a generic window when you can add style to your home? And if you want the ultimate in high-end style our vinyl clad wood windows will give you the ‘best of both worlds.’ The low maintenance benefit of a vinyl frame, with the rich, warm look of stained or painted wood on the inside.
Exterior paint or vinyl frame colors
Choose colors to match or contrast with your home’s exterior. We offer many trim options to accent the curb appeal of your home, including tan, brick red, green, white, brown, black, beige, bronze, clay, gray and more. These color selections add curb appeal and value.
Insulated glass packages
Lowering your heating and cooling costs is a big reason people replace their double hung windows. And whether you choose a triple-pane window with an R-Value of 9.0 or get a more cost-effective double pane glass window with an R-Value of 4.0, they’ll be far superior to what you own today.
This largely overlooked feature makes you love (or hate) your windows. Window with screens which are hard to see out, are a lesson in frustration. Ask about our SeeVue (stainless steel) or BetterVue screens to not only see better, but also improve air flow by 20%.
Why not have your window hardware flow with your pulls, nobs and handles in your bedrooms, kitchen or bathrooms? Select from white, beige, sandstone, antique brass, satin nickel and even flat brass locks and hardware.
Our 5-step Picture Window Replacement Process
We know thinking through the products and installation of fixed picture window IS NOT something you do every day (or even every 10 years). Our goal at Cleveland Window and Clear Choice Window and Door is to simplify this project for you with this 5-step process:
Step 1 – Set an appointment (live or virtual) to understand your needs – Our process begins by learning the problems with your existing windows and how you want your new ones to work (and look) better.
Step 2 – Custom measure every window opening – Whether you’re using a double hung, casement, sliding or picture window, the key to a quality installation begins with an accurate measurement. This ensures a good fit with enough space to plumb and square the new window in place.
Step 3 – Your vinyl picture windows are manufactured to exact sizes with high quality standard features and decorative options– Your fixed picture windows are custom made with standard features like fusion welded frames and thermal pane glass packages. And ask about our decorative glass, grids and woodgrain looks for a one-of-a-kind window. All units include an NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label to verify their performance in your home.
Step 4 – Remove the old windows and install picture window replacement– During the removal process we’ll respect your property with tarps and surface protection systems. Once the old windows are removed, we’ll ensure the new windows are square and plumb in the opening.
Step 5 – Custom exterior capping installed (most installations)– Our installer will custom cut and fit aluminum capping around your picture window to protect water from coming in. In addition, you’ll never have to paint the exterior casings of your home.
Frequently Asked Questions About Picture Windows
In general picture windows are cheaper than double hung and casement windows because they don’t have working parts (assuming they’re the same size). The only time this isn’t the case is when you’ve got a shaped picture window (like an arched or triangular shaped window).
Picture windows can be quite large for areas like great rooms and living rooms.
Picture windows are more energy efficient than double hung, casement or sliding glass window due to the simplicity of their design. They have no moving parts. You can improve heat gain and energy efficiency with low e and triple pane glass packages.
The most popular picture window choices are wood, vinyl, vinyl clad wood and aluminum.
If you’re looking for the most cost-effective, energy efficient and simple to maintain, the vinyl replacement picture window is best.
If you’re looking for the beauty of a wood interior, yet a low maintenance exterior – the exterior vinyl clad wood view window is smart.
Finally – if you want the ultimate in beauty and architectural distinction, the wood window inside and out is your best selection (although it will be most expensive).
Yes, you can. There is half-round, arched and even triangular fixed glass windows. They create a dramatic look on any side of your home.
Yes – the most common choices are to use double hung or casement windows to the sides of a picture window. The double hung windows will cost less, but the casement windows will provide better views and more air flow.
The cost of a replacement picture window will vary based on its size, glass package, decorative glass, and shape. Standard rectangular or square windows will be far less expensive than shaped picture windows.
Generally, you won’t find picture windows stocked at a home center store because sizes vary greatly from home to home. And besides a custom-fit picture window will be more energy efficient because it’s sized specifically for your home.
Why choose Cleveland Window and Door or Clear Choice Window and Door (in Columbus) as your vinyl replacement window company?
Whether you live in Brecksville, Beachwood, or Bexley Ohio, we know there’s no lack of companies you can hire to do your vinyl replacement windows. And we know you want quality project, built to last, and designed to work for your needs. You also want it backed by a company who stands behind their work. Here’s 10 reasons your neighbors have chosen Cleveland Window and Clear Choice Window and Door divisions for their casement, double hung, picture or sliding windows.
Reason #1 – No pushy salespeople – Nobody wants to deal with a salesperson ‘pushing’ products and demanding you buy today, or this ‘deal of a lifetime’ will be gone. This IS NOT how Cleveland Window or Clear Choice Window works. We educate. We guide you through the steps in replacing your windows. We provide practical ideas to save money. It doesn’t matter whether you need an easier to open window for a ranch home in Reynoldsburg or to replace your deteriorated wood picture window in the living room in your colonial in Cleveland Heights, we’re here to help.
Reason #2 – We’re locally owned professionals in the remodeling industry. We’ve served 190,000 customers in Cleveland and Columbus. We’ve been around for 43 years and installed over 1,000,000 windows– You’ve supported us, and we’ve appreciated the opportunity to serve you for 43 years. During this time, we’ve completed over 190,000 home improvement projects). We’re locally owned and have done projects from Parma to Pataskala. If you choose Cleveland Window or Clear Choice your hard-earned dollars are staying in the local economy, not siphoned off to an out-of-town franchise. We’re accredited members of the Better Business Bureau and NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry).
Reason #3 – Low maintenance, high-style, safe vinyl window products –Cleveland Window and Clear Choice Window and Door offers many glass packages, colors, decorative glass options and architectural picture window features. We have products for any budget (from fancy to no-frills).
Reason #4 – Innovate believes what you ‘don’t see’ is every bit as important as what you do see – The insulation used around the sides of your widow, measuring each window for proper fit, and having a window with a sturdy frame are small things which make a big difference in how the window performs for you. We know this – and WILL NOT skimp on what you ‘don’t see.’
Reason #5 – Innovate focuses on education and helping you make informed decisions –There’s a lot to learn to make smart (and cost-effective) decisions for a replacement window project. Innovate has a library of more than 400 articles and 45 videos to guide your selections and understanding of various home improvement projects. Check out our News from The Block blog to educate yourself.
Reason #6 – Industry leading guarantees – Ask about our industry-leading lifetime guarantees on vinyl replacement windows.
Reason #7 – We offer flexible payment options – We know new windows can be a big expense. We also know not everyone has pre-planned and budgeted for the job. It’s for this reason we offer financing plans so you can make small monthly payments, yet still get the project done in the time frame you need.
Reason #8 – A ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your window needs – With Cleveland Window and Clear Choice you’ll be able to get all the windows completed for your home at one time. Whether it’s first floor, second floor or even glass block basement windows through our Cleveland Glass Block and Columbus Glass Block divisions, you’ll know you’re safe with us.
Reason #9 – Cost-effective window pricing – Our philosophy is not to be the biggest window company in the market, it’s to provide the best value for your money. Towards this end we ARE NOT big spenders in advertising to ‘get in the door’ and use high-pressure sales tactics. We concentrate on working with our past customers and referrals and we offer a wide variety of products at fair prices. You’ll find our lower sales and marketing costs allow us to be more competitive than ‘big companies’ like Pella, Renewal by Anderson, Rosati, and Champion.
Reason #10 – A wide variety of products – Our philosophy is not to sell manufacturer but to offer a wide range of products from manufacturers like Alside, Polaris and ProVia. These offerings suite any size budget or project.
Dependable Replacement Window Installers in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio
Cleveland Window & Door or Clear Choice Window & Door in Columbus can professionally install all of your replacement windows—and give you the peace of mind of a company whose installed over 1,000,000 windows since 1977.