Picture windows are large fixed-pane windows that offer an unobstructed, clear view of the outdoors. They are inoperable, so they cannot provide airflow or ventilation, but this makes them highly energy-efficient. They include low-profile frames to maximize the outdoor viewing area. While they can come in any size, owners typically choose larger panes. Homeowners use them to highlight beautiful outdoor scenery and allow in the maximum amount of natural light. 

Illustration of picture windows

They are ideal for living rooms and dining rooms where people spend most of their time relaxing and enjoying the view. For those who want picture windows but needs ventilation, the windows pair very well with other styles. It’s common to place a picture window in between two other operational windows. If you’re looking to increase the natural light in your home while getting remarkable views, this window is perfect for you.