What is a Picture Window?
Picture windows, also known as fixed windows, offer amazing abundant light & wide-ranging views. They are fixed windows, meaning they do not open. Picture windows are adaptable and can be used stand-alone or with other window styles to create an attention getting focal point. Customize your picture window by choosing from a variety of sizes and shapes to design your vision.. Our vinyl picture windows offer lots of natural light and add a sense of wonderment to your home.
Use picture windows alone or in combination with other window styles to expand the view and enhance ventilation.
Are they out of style?
Picture windows will likely never go out of style. Its clean design is always at the top of fashion. Glass in these windows is extremely efficient. Windows without window bars offer maximum visual clarity and light filtration. This is a style that was primarily seen in the 70s. Think of 1970s-style homes with large windows in areas such as the foyer, living room, and even the bedroom.
Even though this style was popular during this decade, it still works for today’s modern homes. This is especially the case for ultra-contemporary homes that feature large windows—and even walls of windows—at every turn. Large windows without obstruction, such as our picture windows are the perfect way to filter additional natural light into the home. It’s the perfect timeless trend for a happier, brighter space.
Why picture windows?
Picture windows give you a clear view of the sun and abundant daylight. These are versatile and can be used either alone or together to create stunning focal points. Combine pictures with windows of different sizes to create an expansive viewing area for viewers. Bring ventilation to the room using picture windows with operable windows. Fixable windows are perfect for difficult areas in which open windows are difficult.
Picture windows are extremely energy efficient given that they do not open and close. Also highly efficient are windows with dual and triple pane glass as they improve insulating properties and help reduce thermal transfer.
When should you use a picture window?
Picture windows do not operate, so they are common in areas that are out of reach. They add natural light and increase curb appeal in places where you don’t need the window to ventilate, such as tall foyers and stairways.
Other window styles that let the sun shine in
1. Sliding Windows
Our sliding windows are sleek and have contoured framing lines that maximize their viewing area. These have large glass panes that let a lot of light in and would look perfect in a contemporary-style home. For your convenience, our sliding windows operate on our high quality rollers. These rollers are adjustable and self-lubricating and make the windows very easy to operate.
2. Bay Windows
If you want an expansive view that makes a room look large, look no further. Bay windows provide a panoramic vista and are a combination of three or more picture, casement, or sliding windows. Three windows together allow an amazing amount of light into your home.
This type of window also adds space to the room that you can use for a window seat to enjoy the sun some more. In addition, because bay windows are composed of other window types, you can combine many different design options to make the perfect windows to let the light in.
3. Bow Windows
The bow window is composed of four, five, or six windows. Like bay windows, bow windows protrude from the house and create extra space for the room. More windows means that the room you choose to put this window in would be totally illuminated by the sun.
While bay windows have steep angles, bow windows have a softer and more sweeping look. This window type also has a very wide variety of customization choices, from the exterior and interior colors to the window types and the grilles.
4. Casement Windows
Casement windows provide an unobstructed view of the outdoors. Their large glass area means that your home will receive a lot of natural light. They are also great if you want to let the breeze in because they open wide and at different angles to help direct the air. These windows are also our most energy-efficient units because their unique locking system prevents energy or air from escaping once these windows are closed.
Connect with us
Ecoview of Long Island offers free consultations on picture windows for new construction or replacement windows. Our viny windows come in many shapes and sizes for your home. We’ve got many window options for you to choose from along with professional installation and financing available. We also offer custom design if needed for your next window project. Contact Ecoview of Long Island today or call us at (631) 538 – 4731.