Picture windows are great for opening up your view and adding architectural detail to your home. It’s useful to pair them with other window styles for ventilation options and visual interest. Here are some common and popular pairings that will work well together.
Picture Window with Casements
Picture windows are simple in style. A single fixed square or rectangular pane of glass that does not open, picture windows alone could seem a little boring. But when combined with flanking casement windows and a gorgeous view outside, your picture window will really stand out. Casement windows are a great choice because they open smoothly outward via a simple crank and catch the breeze to provide ventilation. In addition, they let in more light and are the most energy-efficient of the ventilating window styles.
Picture Window with Double-Hung Windows
If you want a more traditional look, try pairing a picture window with a double-hung window on either side, a style that is sometimes referred to as a Chicago window. Though these were first used for commercial buildings, they can easily be incorporated into any style of residential home. Double-hung windows open to provide fresh air and complement the simple design of picture windows.
Picture Window with Specialty Windows
With Renewal’s Low E-4® glass options, it’s easy to combine beauty and energy efficiency by constructing a window wall, a growing trend in high-end residential homes. These towering spans of glass frame breathtaking views and let in light on the cloudiest of days. Combining picture windows with our specialty windows makes it easy to customize your window wall to the style and architecture of your home. Whether you have a mountain, ocean or city view, a picture wall is the perfect way to add drama to your home.
Get Expert Guidance
If you’re still deciding which window combinations will work best for your home, Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA is proud to offer our online visualization tool, the Window & Door Visualizer. Simply upload a picture of your home, or browse through our samples to find a style similar to your own. The visualizer will help you find the perfect customized look for your windows.
You can also speak with our experts anytime about making this choice for your home. For further questions, contact Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA today at (610) 849-2800.