Is a picture window a picture of a window? Or is it a window with a picture? Neither. A picture window is typically a large, fixed window with large panes that allow for some grand, unobstructed views. Picture windows are fantastic additions to any large wall spaces.
Picture windows do come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but are most common in homes and businesses with high or vaulted ceilings. While picture windows don’t typically offer any ventilation, they do provide rooms with an abundance of natural light.
Here are a few more key features of picture windows:
What are some reasons to consider a picture window? Well, if you’re in a beautiful location, want to be able to see more of your yard, or would just like to enhance your lighting or aesthetics – or all three! – then a picture window is a great choice. A popular configuration in many homes is a bay window arrangement with a large central picture window that’s flanked on either side by smaller venting windows. Picture windows can really be placed in just about any space you have in mind, from the kitchen to the dining room to the living room to the master bedroom.
If you’re combining double- or single-hung windows with a picture window, a good size range to look at is between 28 and 36 inches wide, and between 52 and 74 inches tall. Want to pair a picture window with casements or awnings? Consider choosing a picture window between 20 and 24 inches wide, and between 24 and 48 inches tall. Got some larger space you want to open up with a signature picture window? You can go all the way up to a maximum size of around 9′ 4″ wide and 8′ high! One nice thing about picture windows is that they can generally be custom-fit to suit your available space and preferences.
With all the window manufacturers on the market these days, how do you decide which manufacturer to choose for your particular picture window needs? If you’re looking for an affordable vinyl window option that outperforms other like windows, you might start by exploring the Aspect vinyl window series from ProVia. Their Aspect Picture Windows are incredibly durable and energy efficient, and they come standard with patented SunShield Vinyl, ¾” ComforTech DLA, interior glazing, sloped sill, and welded frame. Prefer to shop local whenever possible? The WestEdge Series of vinyl windows is made just up the road in Martinsville, VA, and they also provide custom fixed picture window options. You also really can’t go wrong with a picture window from Pella, one of the most respected names in the windows business. The Pella 250 Series includes custom-made vinyl windows up to 6’x6’, with many options for attractive grille patterns. Pella also makes five other fixed window product lines, so you’re sure to be able to find a window you’ll love in your preferred size, style, and frame material.
At Skywalker Windows & Siding, we are happy to provide double-hung windows from quality manufacturers lAt Skywalker Windows & Siding, we are happy to provide quality picture window products from top manufacturers including ProVia, West Window Corporation, and Pella. Picture windows make a fantastic accent feature all on their own, or you can always opt to pair them with some operable venting windows as well. Plus, we can custom-fit our picture windows to match the shape of your existing openings, or they can also be included in your new construction plans.
No matter what type of material or style of product you’re considering for your window replacement though, Skywalker has several amazing product options that will meet – and even exceed – your expectations. More importantly, we also have all the needed tools, know-how, and experience to offer you the very best window installation services in NC and VA. If you have any questions, or are just ready to get started, give us a shout today! We’d love to have the opportunity to show you the Skywalker difference!
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