The picture window, also known as the fixed window, is the simplest and yet most versatile element of your window décor, letting in light but keeping out the elements. Because it doesn't open and has no moving parts (hence, it’s “fixed”), the picture window offers excellent insulation and weatherproofing. Plus, the window’s uncluttered simplicity maximizes your view of the outdoors. Here’s what you need to know.
On average, window replacement costs $300 to $700 per window. The total cost to install picture windows, however, will depend greatly on the size of the window, the glass used, and the cost of labor. A window contractor in your area can give you more detailed cost estimates for your project.
Since picture windows have no moving parts and are generally left untouched, they are a fairly durable window option. The one concern, however, is that the glass might be vulnerable to breakage.
The maintenance for picture windows is primarily cleaning, but since many of them are installed rather high up, getting to them might be a challenge. Here’s how to keep yours looking beautiful:
No, IRC codes state that some form of natural ventilation is a must for any home. In addition, firefighters need to be able to get into the space in case of an emergency. Do your research before deciding on a window type for your home.
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