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Picture Windows Guide

Picture windows are non-operational windows that are most often used as decoration, to let in additional light, and give the appearance of a more spacious room. They can be manufactured in almost any shape, and placed to enhance any view. Below is information on the features, pros and cons, price, and other details of picture windows you’ll need to determine your new window choice.

About Picture Windows

Picture windows are single paned, stationary windows that bring in more natural light than other windows styles, in addition to increasing the decorative appeal of a room. They do not open but are a great choice if you want to create new or more expansive views in your home.

Locating Picture Windows in Your Home

Unlike other window designs, picture windows do not have a specific function makes them suited only for certain rooms in the house. They are an extremely versatile style that can be installed anywhere to increase access to natural light.

Picture Window Materials

Picture windows are a highly popular window style and as a result are manufactured in all of the common window materials, including vinyl, wood, and composite fiberglass. Vinyl windows are on the less expensive side of the price spectrum, whereas wood and composite frames will be more expensive. The material you choose for your window installation will depend on budget and style preferences. Brands differ substantially in the colors, glass, and other customization features offered, so the material you choose will also depend on the design options you are looking for.

Picture Windows Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • A large benefit of picture windows is their decorative purpose, so they can be manufactured in a variety shapes.
  • The simple composition and lack of moving parts allows picture windows to be much larger than other types of windows.
  • Picture windows are highly weatherproof because they do not open and therefore do not need to be resealed.
  • Picture windows are often cheaper than operable windows of the same size.

Cons:

  • Picture windows do not open, and as a result offer no ventilation.
  • The added sunlight from large picture windows can be positive as long as you have high energy rated glass, otherwise you could see an uptick in your energy bills.

Picture Window Prices

Pricing can vary by brand and depends on frame material and customizations, but a general price range for a picture window is between $500 and $1,500.

Here are the base prices of brands offered for installation by Renoviso:

  • Harvey Classic Picture - $569
  • Harvey Majesty Picture - $799
  • Andersen 400 Series Picture - $1,029
  • Marvin Integrity Wood-Ultrex Picture - $1,039

Shopping for Picture Windows on Renoviso

Start by browsing picture windows below by brand and price point. Once you select a window, you are able to customize all aspects of the window including size, color, grids, hardware, and more. Submit your project online or call us at 888.867.1660 to speak with a Project Consultant.

Picture windows customer reviews

"All went excellent - the company and its employees were a pleasure to have at our house - Since windows were replaced, it's so noticeable how air tight our home is !!" - Ralph P.

"The install took an extra day and there was a floor tile that got chipped which was disappointing, but we are thrilled with the final result of new windows that were installed. Overall we had a good experience during this process from the upfront measurement and pricing - Kerry was very responsive and answered questions in a timely manner which improved the experience." - Marlene S.

"Very professional and attentive to my requests for more product information. Price was very competitive and choice of window manufactures was a real plus. It was easy to initiate the transaction and the scheduled installation was amenable and on time. Actual installation was professional, cordial & respectful of my home and needs. Work was completed on time and with great attention to even the smallest detail." - Mike W.

"Excellent, including with the contractor Bob Cravin and crew." - Francis O.

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