Because picture windows do not open at all, you could say that they are the most energy efficient window on the market, and they are also among the most secure windows available for the same reason. In addition to that, picture windows can add a great deal of beauty and natural lighting to your home, while also providing a terrific view of the outdoors.
You can expect your picture windows to last a very long time indeed, especially since they have no moving parts, and are constructed so as to be extremely durable. Another great thing about picture windows is that they can certainly serve as standalone windows, but they can also go well when coupled with any other kind of window you might have already installed in your home. It’s also good to keep in mind that installing a magnificent picture window in your home can add value to the house, should you ever decide to sell it in the future.
Why choose picture windows?
If you were to ask a number of homeowners why they chose picture windows for installation at their residences, you would undoubtedly get a number of different answers, and all of them would have relevance. Some homeowners choose picture windows for their superior durability and strength against weather elements like wind, rain, hail, and snow.
Others appreciate picture windows because of their energy-efficient design, which allows for savings on utility bills, while the home is kept at a comfortable temperature. Many people also choose picture windows because of the way they pull in all available natural lighting, and make the interior of the home seem cheerier and brighter.
Picture windows can be a beautiful complement to any other window systems you may already have installed in the home, and they’re compatible with virtually any kind of window system you can think of. Then of course, there are the practical reasons for installing picture windows, which include their resistance to peeling, chipping, warping, or cracking. High-quality vinyl components help modern-day picture windows retain their original beauty without degrading quickly, a few years after their purchase.
Features and benefits of picture windows
If you never lived in a home which had picture windows installed, you’re probably unaware of some of the many benefits and features they provide. Here is a brief rundown on some of the advantages you can expect from having picture windows in place around your home:
- Energy efficiency – modern-day picture windows are equipped with polyurethane window frame insulation, and that provides the maximum in energy efficiency, as well as greater comfort for the interior.
- More expansive viewing area – the window design for modern picture windows provides for maximum viewing area through the glass, which enhances your vision of the world around you.
- Superior design – even a standard picture window design these days calls for it to be mulled with single-hung, double-hung, and sliding windows, and this provides equivalent sightlines, giving a uniform look to the whole window system.
- Elegant appearance – a touch of elegance is imparted to the picture window system by having coved interior glazing bead incorporated into the design.
Standard Features Include:
Four Stainless Steel Rollers per operating slider panel and our proprietary Satin Glide Track System result in smooth and easy operation on all of our slider windows.
Dynamic Structural Rigidity System enhances frame stability and rigidity of our windows – the inside construction of our extrusions is thicker compared to other brands resulting in more overall rigidity especially in larger windows.
High-Performance LoĒ³-366® Dual Glaze Glass
The newest generation of high-performance glazing utilizes LoĒ³-366® to create energy-efficient and Energy Star compliant windows and patio doors fit for every home in every climate. Always offering the most cutting edge, technologically advanced windows and doors available.
Our dual glazing system exceeds requirements by over 40%, controls heat and sunlight during the summer and provides insulation in the winter for year-round comfort and energy efficiency.
The Energy Performance Ratings of our Dual Glazed LoĒ³-366® glass are some of the best in the industry. These ratings are what tell the tale of how energy efficient your new windows are. For more information on how glass performance is rated visit the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council).
Our NFRC Ratings – Simply the best!
- U- Factor = 0.28
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient = 0.23
- Visual Transmittance = 0.53
SOUNDMASTER Glass – Noise Dampening Technology
A Premium feature that comes standard on all of our windows.
Reduce exterior noise by 70% and make your home a place where you can escape the hectic and noisy environment around you. Our windows are manufactured with a 3/16” and an 1/8” panes of glass. Other companies only use x2 – 1/8” panes of glass. When varying the thickness of glass it disrupts sound waves resulting in more sound proofing compared to other dual pane windows.
Super Seal- Argon Infused
Take energy efficiency to yet another level by including the optional argon gas between the window panes. Reduce heat loss and improve energy efficiency even more.