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Picture Windows

Picture Windows
July 20
14:06 2014
Picture Windows

Picture Windows

Picture windows are best in areas where airflow is not important. Picture windows are often installed high in walls, and hallways providing excellent lighting. This type of window when used in conjunction with full louver doors, create the perfect combination for airflow and light. These types of windows are for looks only. Is the glass area is too large, they are susceptible to vandalism and replacing is glass could be really expensive.

Picture windows may be square, rectangular, oval, or any other shape. They may be placed to allow the maximum amount of natural light into the space, or serve as a means of making a smaller workplace seem larger by using oversized windows that offer an impressive view of the outside. Strategically placed picture windows improve the energy absorption.

Advantages of Picture Windows

  • Costs: Picture windows are fixed, so there are no mechanical parts to break. This eliminates the costs associated with purchasing replacement moving parts.
  • Natural light: Picture windows allow lots of natural light in.
  • Brighten: A small one can brighten up a stairwell, while a large one showcases an amazing vista.
  • Heat gain: During the winter months, the heat from the sun helps warm the room and reduces heating costs.
  • No drafts: Picture windows are completely airtight. Because there are no mechanisms to open and close, there is less chance of small cracks developing that let in air from the outside.
  • Cleaning: cleaning fixed windows is often considered easier, since there are no sashes or other components that need to be moved during the cleaning process.

Disadvantages of Picture Windows

  • Heat gain: This can be an advantage or disadvantage depending on the way the windows are manufactured. If they don’t contain coatings to reduce solar heat gain, the room may feel hot and stuffy because there is no exit for the hot air.
  • No ventilation: Operable picture windows are an option, but most homes have inoperable ones. Because they don’t open and close, picture windows don’t offer any natural ventilation.
  • Cleaning: The exterior of the window can be cleaned only from the outside.

To get more information on other types of windows, click here: Types of Windows

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