When it comes to choosing the right windows for your home, there are two primary points to consider: functionality and design.
Of course you want a window that is energy efficient, lets in sufficient natural light while still helping to maintain a comfortable interior temperature, and is secure enough to keep you and your loved ones safe.
But you also want a window that looks beautiful—and that’s where picture windows shine.
What are picture windows?
Picture windows, sometimes referred to as fixed windows, consist of a single pane of glass without the addition of grilles (the vertical and horizontal dividers added to some windows).
They are inoperable, meaning they don’t open and close like a typical window but instead are fixed in place. However, a picture window may be framed by smaller, maneuverable windows to allow homeowners to let in the fresh air while still having a beautiful view.
What are the benefits of picture windows?
There are many reasons to love picture windows, the first of which is an unobstructed view of the outdoors. Many homeowners install picture windows to overlook their yard or garden because it gives the feeling of being in nature without having to leave the comfort of the indoors.
Picture windows also let in more natural light, which in turn helps the body produce vitamin D to regulate our mood, sleep, and energy. Plus, more natural light during the day means you don’t have to rely as much on artificial light.
Finally, picture windows are both cost effective and energy efficient. Because they have zero mechanical parts, they are less likely to malfunction or require repair over time. And, because they don’t open or close, their seals remain tight and prevent any gaps where air can escape.
What are the best rooms for picture windows?
The majority of homeowners install picture windows in a living room or sitting room, especially if the home has high ceilings. However, the possibilities are endless.
You can add a picture window to your home office for an influx of natural light and a view that inspires productivity, or turn a dark reading nook into a bright and inviting retreat.
Discover your dream windows at XO Windows.
No matter your design style or budget, XO Windows can help you find the perfect windows for your home. As Arizona’s largest window distributor, we have been in business for 15 years and have installed over 2 million windows for happy clients.
From new construction work to fast and efficient window replacements, we are your first choice for all your window needs. Contact us today for a free estimate.