Picture Windows #2
A picture window is framed on all sides and does not open
WHAT ARE PICTURE WINDOWS?
A picture window, also known as picture frame, fixed, fixed picture, fixed frame and fixed pane windows, is stationary, meaning it does not open or close. Its purpose is to give a clear view of a focal point or the outdoors, but it will not increase airflow. It can often be used in combination with other windows, for example, double-hung or casement windows, where it is used as the central window with these windows on either side. This gives a clear view while adding the functionality of the complementary windows.
WHY CHOOSE PICTURE WINDOWS?
Whether your backyard garden could be considered a botanical garden like Olbrich, Green Bay and Boerner’s, or Appleton’s Butterfly Garden or the Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, if it needs to be framed, or you need more sunlight added to your interior, the picture window is your choice. This window offers a beautiful, unobstructed portrait. Or it can accent a piece of your home that deserves attention.
POPULAR IN FLOOR-TO-CEILING
MORE NATURAL LIGHT
Picture windows are also popular for floor-to-ceiling installations or glass walls, and they are common in hard-to-reach spots where opening and closing a window would not be practical.
Because these windows do not include grids or bars, they give a view of what is on the other side without any distraction, much like a framed photograph. For a more traditional look, add grilles for a charming design touch.
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PICTURE WINDOW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the pros and cons of picture windows?
Pella offers wood, fiberglass and vinyl options. Wood offers the most versatility with color options and includes a lifetime warranty unique to Pella. Vinyl offers a good price point without sacrificing quality. It is also the most energy-efficient option, making it excellent for cold winters. Fiberglass is the strongest option. It also gives a sleek, modern look and a wide variety of color options.
Can picture windows be made to any size?
Picture windows can be adapted to fit nearly any space—including different shapes and sizes. For unique shapes and sizes, Pella offers custom window solutions that fit any home and budget.
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