Picture Perfect Replacement Picture Windows
Energy-Efficient Replacement Picture Windows
Replacement Picture Windows Custom Made to Fit Your Home
Odyssey’s replacement picture windows work well in any room of the home, particularly in areas where you don’t want open windows to interfere with exterior landscaping or features like decks and walkways. The big advantage of picture windows is their unobstructed view, a great way to highlight beautiful outdoor scenery. With various customization options available, homeowners can choose the perfect replacement picture windows to match their personal style and taste.
Picture windows are the perfect fit if you are deciding on the best windows for your home. The benefits of picture windows are plentiful:
- Energy Efficient
- Unobstructed Views
- Contemporary & Modern
- Low Maintenance Vinyl Construction
- Easy to Operate
- Strong & Durable
Replacement Picture Window Glass and Screen Options
Double Pane glass windows have two panes of standard low thermal emissivity – also known as Low-E – glass separated by a spacer. The pocket between the two panes of glass is filled with argon gas and sealed to be air tight. Argon gas is a non-toxic, naturally occurring gas which acts as an insulator – argon gas is heavier than air and displaces the air between the glass panes. This is the standard package offered at Odyssey Windows.
Triple Pane glass windows have all the standard benefits of Double Pane windows. However, they also have an extra layer of thermal protection. They are much more energy efficient, stronger, and durable than their Double Pane counterpart – they can obtain U-Factors below .20, which Double Pane windows cannot. Triple pane glass is recommended in regions with extremely hot or cold temperatures.
Obscure Glass – Available with double-pane and triple-pane glass packages. Obscure glass, more commonly known as “privacy glass, ” has a pattern embedded into its surface, making it difficult to see through. The two most popular styles of obscure glass are gluechip and raindrop. Recommended uses: private offices, bathroom windows, and any rooms you want privacy.
Tempered Glass – Available with double pane, triple pane, and our Sound Barrier glass packages. Tempered glass undergoes compression during its formation, making it five times stronger than conventional window glass. Tempered glass is much more difficult to break, but if it does break, it will break into smaller, less jagged pieces for your safety. Recommended uses: bathrooms near showers or bathtubs and windows less than 3 feet off the ground.
Half Screens – Half screens come standard with all Double Hung and Sliding windows. Half screens only cover one sash at a time and are adjustable. Half screens allow you to get more light through one window pane, giving a better outside view. They do not provide the same level of protection as Full Screens.
Full Screens – Full screens come standard with all Casement and Awning windows; however, they are an upgrade option for Double Hung and Sliding windows. Full screens provide complete coverage for your window – allowing you to vent both the top and bottom sash of your double-hung window simultaneously without worrying about insects getting inside – however, they cover the entire window and let less light in.
Picture Window Questions? Let us help.
Picture windows are large, fixed windows that provide an unobstructed view of the outside. They don’t open or close, but they can be combined with other windows to create a larger, more dynamic view.
Picture windows are great for providing natural light and enhancing the visual appeal of a room. They can also offer an unobstructed view of the outside and provide insulation to keep your home comfortable.
No, picture windows are fixed and cannot be opened. However, they can be combined with other types of windows, such as casement or awning windows, to allow for ventilation and airflow.
Yes, picture windows can be energy-efficient if they are made with the right materials and have a low U-factor (a measure of heat transfer). Look for windows with double-paned glass, low-e coatings, and gas fills to increase their energy efficiency.
Picture windows can be made in a variety of sizes to fit the needs of your home. Some manufacturers offer standard sizes, while others can custom-make windows to fit your specific requirements.
Cleaning picture windows can be a bit more challenging than other types of windows because they don’t open. However, they can still be cleaned using a long-handled squeegee or by hiring a professional window cleaner.
Yes, picture windows can be tinted to reduce glare and heat gain. Tinted windows can also provide additional privacy and security.
The cost of picture windows varies depending on factors such as the size, material, and features.
Larger windows, or windows with special features such as custom shapes or energy-efficient coatings, will be more expensive than standard-sized windows with basic features. Additionally, the type of material you choose for your windows can also affect the price.
Learn more about window replacement costs in our recent blog post.
Picture windows can last for many years if they are well-maintained and made with high-quality materials. Most manufacturers offer warranties of 10 to 20 years, but with proper care, your windows could last even longer.
The installation time for picture windows can vary depending on the size and complexity of the job. On average, you can expect the installation to take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. Odyssey Windows will be able to give you a more accurate estimate based on your specific project.
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