Multiple paned picture windows

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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