A picture window does exactly what its name implies: it frames your view of the outside world as if it were a beautiful picture worth viewing again and again. If you have a great exterior view, want to watch your kids playing in your backyard, or are looking to flood more natural light into your home, a picture window is worth considering. Picture windows are usually fixed windows, so they don’t have any moveable parts and cannot be closed or opened. Their decorative glass panes are often large, wide, and do not have any grilles. This clean, unhinged design gives you an expansive view of your surroundings, framing the world outside beyond your windows. Large picture windows also have expansive panes of glass to help brighten a room and capture specific views from nature.
Architects and designers often play with the configuration of a picture window along with other window styles, such as casement windows, to add light and visual interest to your home. For example, you might see a large picture window flanked by two large casement windows in a kitchen or sitting area. This offers the best combination of both sunlight and light breezes to a room where families spend most of their time together. Choosing the right type of glass for your picture window is another important aspect to consider for your home improvement project. It can help you get all the benefits of increased natural light while improving your energy-efficiency.
Marvin Signature™ Ultimate Venting Picture Window
Most picture windows are fixed in place, but the Marvin venting picture window can be opened or closed, allowing homeowners to welcome fresh air into their homes. A staple of the Marvin Signature™ Ultimate collection, they provide the quintessential look of a picture window. They also increase airflow throughout your living space, helping you live more comfortably and healthily. When unlocked, it opens evenly on every side to create a passive entryway for air. Meanwhile, its patented screen system acts as a filter. So, you get the air you crave, and none of the things you don’t.
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