Shape, Picture or Fixed Replacement Windows
Specialty shape, picture or “fixed” replacement windows add dimension and drama to a window design by incorporating virtually any geometric shape you can imagine into your home design. Fixed windows generally don’t open or have any moving parts. This provides fixed replacement windows with outstanding insulation and weatherproofing while offering a clear view of the outdoors and natural light into your home.
What is a “Fixed” Window?
A fixed, picture or shape window is designed to frame or capture the scenery outdoors. Fixed windows can come in any shape and size, and are the most energy-efficient type of window available. However, due to their inoperable nature they provide no ventilation.
Benefits of Fixed Windows
- Various Design Options – While planning your window replacement project, you will realize you have unlimited options when it comes to choosing fixed, picture or shape windows. Because they come in so many shapes and sizes, this part of the process truly allows your inner imagination to dream up.
- Economical – Fixed windows are actually much more affordable than you’d expect. Because they don’t actually offer any moving parts, they are significantly less expensive than their operable versions in the same dimensions.
- Insulation – Fixed windows are also optimal for individuals suffering from allergies and want to ensure that the outside stays out.
- Low-Maintenance – Due to their inoperable nature, fixed windows are also incredibly easy to clean and maintain since they don’t collect much dust or gather many fingerprints from lack of opening/closing.
- Uninterrupted Views – Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of your home with larger floor-to-ceiling fixed or picture windows or incorporate larger shape windows above other types of windows to add creativity and dimension into the design.
- Natural Light – If you love natural light shining through your windows, fixed windows offer an excellent solution to invite lots of natural light into the interior of your home.
- Solar Heat – In addition to allowing tons natural light into your home, fixed windows also allow solar radiation to heat your home naturally in the winter.
Types of Fixed Windows
Consider picture, shaped or fixed windows and let your imagination dream up a design that fits your unique personality and desires. Below is a list of the most common shape windows available:
- Round Windows – Round specialty windows offer a great way to let in a little extra light into smaller spaces such as bathrooms. You can also customize round window with hinges allowing them to be opened.
- Circle Top Windows – Just as the name implies, the circle top window allows you to place a curved top or arch above any type of window. Circle tops windows are used to add definition and bring in more light, but are typically only for decoration purposes and cannot be opened.
- Oval Windows – If you’re looking for round but not exactly circular, consider an oval. Although an oval shape might seem difficult to work with, they are optimal for rooms with vaulted ceilings that could use some extra light.
- Octagon Windows – Octagon windows offer a unique reflection of light and provide definition to areas of your home with corners. You can customize the window one step further and add dividers to give it even more detail.
- Triangle or Trapezoid Windows – If a geometric shape is really what you’re looking for, triangle or even trapezoid windows can help create a unique illusion and dimension to your home. Consider placing two triangle windows side-by-side or creating a custom design with multiple trapezoid windows to bring in more light.
- Custom Shaped Windows – If you can dream it, we can create it. Have an idea for replacement windows that is unique to your home? There are many great design tools and options available for you to test out a window, before making any commitments. Keep in mind that the cost of a completely custom window is on the higher end of the shaped window spectrum, but specialty windows will add considerable value to any home.
With so many choices when it comes to fixed window replacement, it’s wise to consult a window replacement professional during the early stages of your project. If you’re looking for experts in southern California to help you customize the fixed replacement windows you’ve always been dreaming of, contact Frontline Windows & More Inc., for a free in-home consultation with one of our design professionals.