Benefits of Picture Windows
Picture windows provide the following benefits:
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.
- Products and Uses
Fixed Picture Window Product Features
Picture windows from Cleveland Window and Door and Clear Choice (or 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
Where to Use Picture Windows
Family rooms, great rooms, living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms and kitchens are just some of the places where picture windows can be used
Picture Window Design Options
Add style and reduce energy costs with these options (note: options will vary by product lines):
Decorative window grids and grilles. Grids placed inside insulated glass keep window cleaning simple. Various grid options include Colonial, Diamond, Prairie, and Double Prairie.
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.
Exterior 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, and gray.
Upgraded glass packages. Lower your home heating and cooling costs by upgrading to premium glass for increased energy efficiency.
Self-cleaning glass. This technology prevents the adhesion of dirt and debris to the glass, while rain or light water spray rinses it away.
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Large Picture Windows- Cleveland and 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).
In this page you'll 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 uninteruppted views and air flow in any room of your house.
And if you have questions about fixed view windows - check out the frequently asked questions section. Finally - learn why Cleveland Window and Clear Choice are a sound choice. You'll get the peace of mind of a company whose installed over 1,000,000 windows since 1977.