While it doesn’t open, a picture window offers a clear, wide and unobstructed focal point panorama vista of the outside surroundings. From an aesthetic design perspective, a picture window is a frame for whatever outside view is on display.
Picture windows come in a variety of options. If your home is older and its design is a bit outdated, then a picture window replacement is a good choice to give it a more modern, contemporary appearance. A key thing to remember regarding a picture window replacement is to factor in the style and size of your home. Not only are there a variety of materials to choose from in terms of designs, materials and colours, but glass comes available in different tints. For example, there are grey, blue, green and bronze. And for those who want a degree of privacy, the glass can be tempered to provide this feature. For the selection of framing, there are interior and exterior trims available in an assortment of widths and colours.
As a homeowner, there are many advantages to choosing a picture window. They provide an elegant, natural beauty to your property. They provide a clear view to the outside and allow light to enter your room. A picture window is generally less expensive than your regular standard windows. One reason for this reasonable pricing is that a picture window doesn’t have moving parts that could potentially break and ultimately need replacing. And when you consider that an older home has older windows, from a perspective of an upgrade, due to the age of the window parts may be difficult to find, and even on a secondary market such as eBay. The hassle of just trying to find scarce parts makes an older window replacement an arduous task and a real inconvenience.
With an upgrade of a new picture window, it will help with energy efficiency with proper insulation and weatherproofing. Being energy efficient, these windows provide more heat during the winter months by bringing in more sunshine. And this sunshine will also warm your room. And seeing as picture windows are of a fixed design, this means that heat does not escape and cold air cannot seep inside. And for those who suffer from allergies, a fixed window design will keep out bad air from seeping in to irritate those allergies.
A picture window provides you with the versatility of it being installed in many different rooms throughout your home. Property that has high ceilings is a good candidate. Aesthetically, a picture window that is installed on a tall wall will provide a wonderful vista of the sky and sun throughout the whole day. And the same can be said of a moonlit, starry sky during the evening. By adding beauty to very high walls, a picture window makes excellent use of otherwise just empty, wasted space.
Now naturally, the best place for a picture window is one where it will be taken full advantage of. For example, if your property overlooks majestic rocky mountains or has a breathtaking beachfront bedroom ocean view with waves gently lapping the sandy shore. Or perhaps you just want to highlight the natural beauty of your verdant back yard complete with gazebo, barbecue and lawn chairs, then a picture window in that location of the home is an absolute must!
Not only are picture windows an affordable sound investment and energy-efficient, but they are also a fantastic way to add natural beauty to your home. And increasing its property value.
While adding natural light to your rooms without compromising on the all-important energy efficiency, picture windows are a stylish way to add beauty, elegance and value to your home. And with it being a single fixed-window design unit being non-opening means a saving on your energy bills by minimizing heat loss.
The following are a few key points when considering a picture window’s benefits and features:
Picture windows are so energy efficient because they are constructed with the highest number of internal air chambers. Which in turn gives you the very best quality insulation and sound-blocking features while providing the absolute best in thermal and energy performances from any comparable window on the market today. Not only this, but picture windows are airtight and watertight. And because the window is not constructed using a frame, adhesive or sealants means they are higher in energy-efficient performance and are beautiful to look at. These windows are great value all around. Multiple glazing options are available with a standard window unit having a 13/16″ overall glass thickness, depending upon the model chosen.
If your property has an impressive view, a picture window is right for you. This window is a perfect choice for replacement windows for home improvement, remodelling project. This type of window features large expanses of glass fixed in a minimal, aesthetically pleasing frame to provide an unobstructed panoramic vista of the outside in the comfort of your very own home.
If you’re still uncertain if a picture window is the right upgrade improvement for you, then consider this: the beautiful red and golden hues of an impressive sunset, or the tranquil atmosphere of the stillness of a frozen lake, you can enjoy this and so much more when you install picture windows in your home.
And of course, there are different configurations of picture windows, there are different places where they can be installed in your home. It depends upon your home’s unique layout. One area which may not be considered in the kitchen. Professionals recommend installing picture windows in the master bedroom or living room to enhance lighting and your view. The design possibilities are endless. And with it being an affordable and energy-efficient home improvement, the ultimate decision is really a no-brainer. You’ll be glad you did!
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At Canglow, we are offering you 100% Lead-Free Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC windows. These windows are extremely strong and will last a very long time while saving you a lot of money on your energy bill.
Our windows have the highest number of internal air chambers, giving you the very best insulation and sound-blocking abilities while providing the best thermal and energy performances from any window on the market.
Our windows do not require window frames, sealants and adhesives making them higher in performance and so much nicer to look at. Our windows are totally waterproof and airtight.
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We service all the areas in Alberta and Northwest Territories from Red Deer to Yellowknife. If you live anywhere within this area, you can count on our expertise for all of your windows and doors needs. Our head office is located in Edmonton.
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Low emissivity glass, or Low-E glass, is a strategic choice for lowering your home energy costs all-year-round. In winter, Low-E glass cuts down on heat loss by reducing radiant heat transfer and reflecting interior heat back into your room, where it needs to be. It also efficiently dispenses the sun’s rays—allowing more of them to enter the home as usable solar energy. This provides extra warmth while minimizing reliance on heating, which can account for up to 60% of a home’s energy costs.
In summer the same principle applies but the effect is reversed. Low-E glass windows help reduce the flow of hot air into the cool interior. This specially formulated coating also reduces the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are a leading cause of premature fading and degradation of fabrics and carpeting.
Triple-pane glass windows are the most energy-efficient models on the market. With the extra pane of glass, they moderate temperatures inside for optimal comfort in every season—during winter, cold air remains outside and warm air inside, while in summer the results are reversed.
Special coatings are often applied to the glass to eliminate solar heat gain and boost its energy efficiency. The extra pane of glass truly provides a new level of insulation, airflow and energy efficiency.Request a Quote