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Picture Window

Definition

An opening in the wall consisting of one large pane of glass that does not open.

Things you need to know

Picture windows provide an unobstructed exterior view and are thus often used to showcase the landscape. They are more energy efficient than other types of windows due to their airtight seal and to the fact that they allow more natural light into the room.

Also known as

Fixed Glass Window

Cost Considerations

The average DIY cost to install or replace a 48"x 48" vinyl picture window is $450. Wood picture windows of the same size run approximately $880. Labor costs are approximately $38 an hour for replacement and $30 an hour for removal.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.