The purpose of picture windows is to frame a beautiful view of the outdoors – like a picture frame. That’s why this type of window is stationary and does not open to ventilate; this gives the window glass a larger, unobscured surface area.
Surber’s Windows and Doors is a specialty contractor providing home improvement products and installation services for Indiana homeowners. Our picture windows provide the ultimate in aesthetics, durability, and energy efficiency. And, our expert team of hourly paid installers always ensure they’re installed properly for superior performance that stands the test of time.
Are Picture Windows Right for Your Home?
The simplicity of the picture window’s design complements virtually any home. While picture windows are typically large, they can be any size.
This window style is most commonly used in dining rooms and living rooms for two main reasons. First, picture windows are a smart choice in rooms where household members spend a lot of time because they can enjoy a nice view of the outdoors, as well as the abundance of natural light that enters the room. Second, when picture windows are used in the front room of the house, they can have a dramatic impact on the home’s curb appeal.
Picture windows look stunning on their own, but they can be, and often are, paired with other styles of windows – either to allow some ventilation or to add an aesthetic accent.
Is Energy Efficiency a Concern with Picture Windows?
Actually, because picture windows are inoperable, they are usually more energy efficient than other styles of windows that open for ventilation. However, because their fixed panes are typically quite large, it’s important to select picture windows that are designed with thermal performance in mind. That’s why, at Surber’s, we proudly install windows by Target Windows & Doors – these windows are highly energy efficient, among the top 5% of windows on the market today.
If you’re looking to replace a picture window at your Indiana home, or are interested in having new picture windows installed, contact Surber’s Windows and Doors today to get started. Simply drop by one of our showrooms or give us a call to schedule an in-home consultation.