Picture Windows

Articles on the Different Types of Picture Windows, Advantages and Disadvantages, Costs, Energy Efficiency, and More.

Types of Picture Windows

April 12, 2011

Looking at the Different Types of Picture Windows

A picture window is a type of fixed window with large expanses of glass that frame an unobstructed view. Although they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, picture windows are common in homes with high or vaulted ceilings. These windows allow large amounts of natural light to enter, and the heat from the sun helps warm the room during winter. This reduces energy costs. Because most picture windows are fixed, meaning they don’t open and close, they don’t offer any ventilation.

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Examining Picture Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Picture windows are fixed windows, which means they can’t be opened or closed. These large expanses of glass have one use — to frame a beautiful view. Picture windows are often found in homes with high or vaulted ceilings and they’re often installed as an arched window over vaulted areas, doors, and other windows.

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