Picture windows, while beautiful, are often overlooked as windows go. They’re fixed windows, and therefore don’t open in the way that all other styles of windows do. Many even say that fixed windows are “purely for aesthetic purposes.” While it’s true that picture windows can offer beautiful (and even picturesque?) views of the outdoors surrounding your home, picture windows offer more than just pretty sights. There are many practical benefits to installing picture windows. Here are just a few:
Picture windows are the most energy efficient windows on the market today. During the winter, no other window style has a tighter seal, blocking out cold air and keeping hot air inside. These windows are the least likely to have problems with leaks, because they were never intended to open in the first place, and their tight seal will last for longer. They can even help to warm the house through the natural light of the sun, keeping your HVAC bills even lower. The natural light from these windows can help you save on electric bills all year long, and more natural light in your home has been linked to a number of health benefits, like more energy, focus, and elevated mood.
Picture windows are incredibly low maintenance. Again, because they don’t open, their seal is likely to last for a longer period of time. There are no mechanical parts that will require upkeep or could break down over time. Just an occasional windex spray and a cloth to keep the glass clean should be all you need when it comes to picture window maintenance. These windows can last for up to 40 years without needing to be replaced again.
These windows are on the low spectrum of window costs. The same simple design that makes them so easy to maintain also makes them simple and affordable to manufacture and therefore easier for homeowners to afford. When you consider the money you save in repair costs and energy bills, picture windows are practically a steal! Beautiful, uninterrupted views, a more comfortable home, and they almost make you money.
There are more to picture windows than their pretty views…but the views aren’t too bad, either. Here at Zen Windows PA, we have a variety of picture windows in different shapes and sizes that can help boost your home’s aesthetic and save you money. We’re happy to discuss the many benefits of picture windows with you. Just contact us today for a free quote or call us at: (717) 756-3956.