Picture windows are not without limitations, but they can serve any room well. Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico explains how picture windows can improve the beauty and functionality of your home:
They Put Nature in the Spotlight
Consisting of just a single panel, picture windows can highlight views without any obstruction. If you live in a place with breathtaking scenery, you can bring it in with large-glass units. But even if you’re in an urban area, you can make your living spaces at home with nature when these windows are installed upstairs. Any architect would tell you that the view always gets better the higher you go, regardless of the location.
For home areas that lack a legitimate focal point, capturing panoramic vistas with picture windows can bring life to your interior. When placed strategically, they can emphasize the attractive side of your surrounding landscapes and pull the attention away from less appealing features.
They Open Up the Interior
Like sliding windows, picture windows have broad glass that creates an illusion of space. They blur the line between indoor and outdoor areas, making your rooms seem bigger than they actually are. If you don’t have an open floor plan, installing sliding windows can make your small home airier without the need to knock down a single wall.
A towering picture window occupying most of the wall can make a great visual impact on a cramped landing. For a tiny kitchen, a wide glass backsplash can make the sink area feel roomier.
They Let the Sun In
More window glass means more sunshine. If you want to boost your home’s daylighting, these units would make a sound window choice.
Be particular with window orientation and glazing technology, however, to harness the sun’s free energy while minimizing its downsides.
Generally, east- and west-facing windows offer deep natural light penetration in the morning and afternoon. Those facing south provide the most daylight during winter but just minimal direct sunshine come summertime. North-facing ones tend to catch relatively even sunlight with little glare and practically no unwanted solar heat gain during the hottest months.
With a glass system reinforced with spectrally selective, Low-E coatings, like our Low-E4® glass, you can enjoy maximum daylighting, insulation and exceptional UV protection. In fact, our top-rated option, the SmartSun™ glass, blocks up to 95% of UV rays.
Use picture windows to best effect with Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico. To talk about your New Mexico window replacement project, call us at (505) 312-6577 today and schedule your FREE consultation and estimate in Albuquerque, NM.