Picture windows has a way of brightening a room, opening the space and allowing vast amounts of sunshine to flood inside. Up until a decade ago, they could also increase energy bills, fade carpet and furnishings and dramatically increase or decrease the temperature of a room. Today, new technology has come to the rescue so that homeowners can have the pros, and very few cons, of picture windows Houston.
Picture replacement windows can change the appearance of the exterior of your home with custom-made shapes and sizes. For instance, 2 or 3 joined windows can be replaced with one large pane that provides an uninterrupted and better adjusted look to a home. Any opening can be used for a perfect fit or the area can be enlarged for a more proportionate appearance. The same holds true for decreasing the space from several lined-up windows to one picture window.
From the inside of the house, picture replacement windows offer much more than just a change in the structure of the room. Some of these include:
- Design Options
- Frame Options
- Higher Security from no Hardware
- Insulated glass unit with double-strength glass and warm-edge spacer system provides superior thermal protection and longevity
- Narrow line frame features fusion welded corners for enhanced style, strength and energy efficiency
- Embedded, multi-chambered construction creates alright insulating compartments for increased thermal performance and strength
Since 2005, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has been providing a rating schedule for each manufacturer according to the energy performance characteristics of windows and doors. This is the perfect place to start in seeking information on a new picture window. This report provides ratings like:
- UV Factor
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
- Visible transmittance (VT)
All of these factors combined equal better comfort, reduced energy bills and the amount of visible light provided.
Even though a picture window may sound like a grand idea, seeking the advice of an architectural specialist is always recommended. Areas such as supporting beams, structural competency and visual beauty need to be considered before undertaking the project of resizing a wall. There may also be suggestions to better enhance the picture window such as:
- Curved tops
- Side casement
- Partial grids
Picture windows in Houston are the perfect way to enjoy the scenery without going outside in the blistering heat. Selecting the right style and features is a must in remodeling with a dominant characteristic like a new picture window. A reputable window replacement company will have all of the information available for creating a better way of living with the advanced picture windows of today. Make sure that all of these areas are covered with your representative and talk to past customers to rate the products and installation before making a final decision. Remodeling versus moving is always a good choice, especially when you are comfortable with the area by making your home more functionally sound and fulfilling.
Entrust picture windows are available in a full selection of luxurious hues and warm woodgrains to enhance the appearance of your home – both inside and out. Exterior colors feature a cutting-edge polyurethane coating technology with heat-reflective pigments for a remarkably strong, fade-resistant and highly weatherable finish that’s easy to clean. Our interior laminate finishes are precision-engineered for outstanding durability that maintains its attractive appearance over the life of the product. Together, this innovative design collection delivers the perfect fusion of style and strength.
Interior grids add style and balance to the appearance of your windows. All grids are enclosed within the insulated glass unit for easy cleaning.
Choose cut or polished V-grooved glass for a subtle touch of elegance.
Tools and Resources
Please find these manuals and tools available for you to download onto your desktop. These tools will help you make informed decisions about buying our replacement windows and doors. All warranty information is available in these manuals.