Picture Windows

Weather Seal Legacy Collection

A Picture Window, often called a "Slim Profile" window, is a non-operable window primarily designed to admit light into a room, sharing similar appearances with single slider and single hung windows, making it ideal for combination use with them; additionally, it can serve as a transom fixed unit for situations requiring light or visibility without ventilation.

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Standard Features

  • Shadow groove cleaned corners
  • 1 3/8” insulated thermal dual-seal glass with Quanex Super spacer for optimum efficiency
  • Integrated self-drainage system
  • Interior Heritage glazing with modern co-extruded seal technology for a classic craftsmanship finish
  • Insulated thermal dual-seal glass with Super Spacer for optimum efficiency
  • Multi-chamber design that provides maximum strength to the window as well as a high level of insulation
  • Bright white interior and exterior finished colour
  • 3 1/4″ vinyl frame
  • Appointed screw chambers for installation purposes and interior removable covers designed to hide installation screws
  • Sloped outside finish ensures easy outside water drainage

SuperSpacer® Premium Plus

EconoShield uses SuperSpacer Premium Plus for all its manufactured windows, designed  specifically for the North American climate. SuperSpacer Premium Plus, provides the warmest, highest performance glass spacer on the market. SuperSpacer Premium Plus warm edge spacer is made of high-performance silicone material with integrally incorporated desiccant  – which many designers and architects prefer. Even with its aesthetically pleasing narrow sightline, SuperSpacer Premium Plus delivers high wind load resistance, exceptional thermal performance, argon gas retention and long-term durability.

Additional Features

  • Our exclusive Quad-Seal System® ensures a superior seal
  • Shadow groove cleaned corners
  • 1 3/8” insulated thermal dual-seal glass with Quanex Super spacer for optimum efficiency

  • Multi-chambered design with reinforced screw chambers
  • Integrated self-drainage system

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Picture Windows FAQ

"Picture windows," also known as "fixed windows" or "non-operable windows," differ from traditional windows in that they cannot be opened or closed for ventilation. Instead, they are designed to maximize natural light and provide unobstructed views of the outdoors, making them ideal for capturing scenic vistas and allowing ample sunlight into interior spaces. Unlike sliders or hung windows, picture windows serve primarily aesthetic and architectural purposes, offering a sleek and minimalist appearance that complements modern architectural styles. Their fixed design eliminates the need for moving parts, creating a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors and enhancing the beauty of a home's interior while showcasing the surrounding landscape. Whether installed individually or combined with other window types, picture windows add elegance and sophistication to any space, transforming rooms into light-filled sanctuaries.

When considering why someone might choose a fixed window over other styles, several factors come into play. Fixed windows, often referred to as picture windows, offer unparalleled views and flood interiors with natural light, making them ideal for spaces where maximizing visibility and ambiance are priorities. Their sleek design complements modern architectural styles and adds elegance to any room. Moreover, fixed windows eliminate concerns about air infiltration and energy loss, providing superior insulation and energy efficiency. This feature can lead to long-term cost savings on heating and cooling expenses, making fixed windows not only aesthetically pleasing but also economically advantageous for homeowners looking to enhance their living spaces.

Picture windows can indeed be installed in various locations throughout a home, offering versatility in design and placement. Their expansive glass panels and non-operable design make them well-suited for installation in high-ceiling rooms or areas where natural light is desired but ventilation may not be necessary. In stairwells, for example, picture windows can be strategically placed to brighten up the space and create a visually stunning focal point, enhancing both safety and aesthetics.

Additionally, picture windows can be installed in rooms with panoramic views or areas where privacy is not a concern, such as living rooms, dining rooms, or home offices. Their ability to frame outdoor scenery like living works of art makes them popular choices for homeowners looking to maximize natural light and create a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors. Whether installed individually or combined with other window styles for a custom look, picture windows add elegance and sophistication to any space while enhancing the overall value and appeal of the property.

Picture windows offer extensive customization options, allowing homeowners to tailor them to suit their architectural style and personal preferences. Glass options range from double insulated, featuring two panes with inert gas in between, to triple insulated for superior energy efficiency and soundproofing. A variety of colours are available, including classic white, warm sandalwood, rich commercial brown, and bold black, allowing homeowners to match their exterior aesthetic. Grid patterns, such as decorative grilles, add visual interest and can mimic divided light windows. Jamb extensions, casings, and rosettes provide architectural detail, while brickmoulds cover the gap between the window frame and exterior wall for a finished look. These customizable features allow homeowners to create casement windows that not only enhance their home's appearance but also meet their functional and energy efficiency needs, whether aiming for a classic, traditional style or a sleek, modern aesthetic.

Proper maintenance and care for picture windows are essential to ensure their longevity and functionality over time. Regular cleaning is crucial to remove dirt, dust, and debris that can accumulate on the glass and frames, which can affect the appearance and performance of the windows. Using a mild detergent and water solution, along with a soft cloth or sponge, gently clean the glass and frames, paying attention to any crevices or corners where dirt may collect.

Inspect the seals and weatherstripping around the picture windows periodically to ensure they are intact and in good condition. Any signs of wear or damage should be addressed promptly to prevent air and moisture infiltration, which can lead to energy loss and water damage. Lubricate the moving parts, such as hinges and locks, with a silicone-based lubricant to ensure smooth operation and prevent rust or corrosion. Additionally, trim any overgrown vegetation or foliage near the windows to prevent damage and obstruction of the glass and frames. By following these maintenance tips regularly, you can extend the lifespan of your picture windows and ensure they continue to function optimally for years to come.

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