Picture windows can make your home beautiful inside and out. They let in sunlight and provide a great view of the outdoors. Many homes have picture windows somewhere, but few people stop to consider how their picture windows can be used strategically to provide maximum value, indoors and out. If you’re thinking about installing picture windows, here’s what you need to know.
Why are picture windows so popular in residential structures?
Picture windows aren’t appropriate in every part of the house. Knowing where to use picture windows and when not to use picture windows can help you build a house that meets all your needs.
Picture windows make a great addition to any home, if they’re used appropriately. When choosing your picture windows, work with a professional who can help you consider these options and make the best choice for you.
On the one hand, picture windows are highly efficient. Because they offer no ventilation, there’s no air exchange between a picture window and the outside world, and there’s no potential for drafts. You’ll never have to weatherstrip your picture windows.
On the other hand, picture windows can allow UV rays into the home, which can cause fabric damage and fading. Large picture windows that are not energy-efficient can also allow in a good deal of infrared heat which can heat your space to an uncomfortable degree. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s window frames are made from durable Fibrex and low-E4 glass, which helps make them some of the most energy-efficient windows available. That’s why we received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for Sustained Excellence for several years running. Whatever windows you decide to install, make sure they’re energy-efficient enough to keep your home comfortable.
Grille patterns are decorative, but they make a lasting impact on the way your home looks both inside and out. Work with your window installer to choose a grille pattern that matches the other windows being installed in your home.
Many people pair their picture windows with other window types – like double-hung or casement windows – to allow for a beautiful view and ventilation. Talk to your window dealer and installer to decide whether you’ll install one big picture window, or one smaller picture window combined with two ventilated windows.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s picture windows are protected by a 20-year warranty, and they’re installed by experts. Find out more about how you can make the most of your picture window installation. To call New Jersey and New York Metro, use the toll-free number (866) 609-5033 or fill in the short form on this page and we’ll get right back to you.