Picture windows for incredible home style
Magnificently large, exclusively wide and fabulously efficient, picture windows are to illuminate a room with an ocean of light. Picture windows are big windows with only one pane of glass – the best choice for living rooms, large kitchens and bathrooms, oriels, balconies, roofs, orchard houses, interior gardens and sun porches. Being fixed into a wall, they cannot open and typically are presented without mullions as large picture windows frame the view as if it were a picture so that mullions will only kill the effect. The most exquisite variant is when such a window takes the place of a wall, affording a lovely view. Large replacement windows originate from the epoch of French renaissance when the kings had a whim to construct palaces with windows instead of walls as a symbol of royalty. Since that time we associate a picture window with something pompous. Nevertheless, the windows became a mainstream and nowadays they are even more popular than centuries ago, for instance, in Sacramento CA every third house has a sliding picture window.
Frames and glazing
Standard frames for replacement picture windows are made of:
- Glass-reinforced plastic;
- Fiber-glass composite.
Types of glazing
Types of glazing used in large picture windows:
- ruggedized hardened glass;
- triplex – laminated glazing with special layers that provide noise insulation;
- low-emissivity glass – glass units, covered with tin or silver oxide and space between units is filled with inert gas.
Styles of modern picture windows differentiate in the way of opening:
- fixed (French) windows, also they are known as classical;
- parallel- sliding picture window – PSK- portals;
- folding windows – FS-portals;
- high-sliding windows – HS-portals.
Types of picture windows:
- standard. These windows have the simplest construction and typically go with a windowsill;
- Corner. This type is very capricious and time/efforts consuming for installation and suitable only for a huge residence with tall ceilings;
- Arched windows look exceptionally cool and queenly as they are reminiscent of the French royalty;
- False picture windows are illuminated glass panels, between which a printed picture is put. The construction is unique as allows to change a threadbare print. Illumination creates an absolute feeling of realty.
Obviously, that frame design and color of glazing is a matter of personal taste. If you want to turn your home into a fashionable apartment with the help of custom picture windows for sale, ask professionals to help you. A+ Construction Pro is a recognized leader in picture window replacement.
Benefits of picture windows
- Sumptuous scene from picture windows and tons of light make panoramic glazing highly-sought;
- External and internal appearance of a house or flat gets elegant and distinguished. Your home is outstanding and enviable with large picture windows;
- Glass units used in these windows are super firm, they practically cannot be damaged or broken! They are made of extrastrong glass covered with specific safe coating. Even if you manage to ruin the window this coating will not allow the glass to fall into pieces;
- Panoramic windows deliver higher level of sound insulation, weather-resistance;
- Materials, used in picture windows, are not susceptible to burning, staining and rotting that prolongs their life duration.
The only remarkable disadvantage of this type of glazing is that it is truly large and it is a stiff job to wash it properly.
Installation and care
In order to install a picture window, you have to pull down a whole wall or its part. Even if you are a skillful DIYer, leave it to professionals to avoid waste of money and efforts.
When it comes to maintenance and washing, picture windows do not differ from common ones. Use high-quality window cleaner, soft cloth and a little dash of patience. If the windows are ceiling-high, you may need a stepladder. But it is much easier to employ cleaning services as picture windows are to be treated with special care – do not forget that they are a choice of kings!
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