Picture windows are the inoperable type of windows that often have narrower frames and a large, visible pane of glass. When it comes to aesthetics, they provide homeowners with a clear and expansive outdoor view. But there are more to these windows than just that. Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico explains them further in this article.
Given their maximized glass surface, picture windows are capable of bringing in lots of natural light. As sunlight shines through these windows, the interior of your room will feel light and airy. More importantly, you minimize the need to use electricity, saving you money.
Insulation and Weatherproofing
Picture windows provide excellent insulation, which makes them a great choice for those wanting to achieve better energy efficiency inside the home. In addition to being inoperable, they are tightly sealed around the edges. With weatherproofing, no drafts or moisture can penetrate. Features that ensure insulation include glass with low emissivity coating and warm-edge spacers.
These windows are fairly easy to clean. Debris and dust on the frames can be simply removed using a clean cloth. All you need is a cleaning solution, like a glass cleaning compound or vinegar, to make it look brand new again.
Picture windows come in different sizes, which make them a perfect choice for homes with unique designs and complex architecture. They can be made narrower and taller to accentuate the exterior and interior of the home. They can be expanded from the ceiling to the floor for better and more awesome outdoor views. They can also be complementary pieces for other window types, as well.
For your picture windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico. Our energy-efficient windows are constructed from Fibrex® composite material known for its durability and rigidity. They also have the standard High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, giving your window exceptional thermal performance.
We also offer other types of windows, such as casement and sliding windows. To guide you through your window replacement project, give us a call at (505) 312-6577 or fill out our contact form. We serve New Mexico residents, including those living in Albuquerque, NM.