Picture Windows

Tired of significant heat gain entering through your old picture windows? Lake Washington Windows and Doors offers picture window installation using top brands like Milgard & Provia to homeowners throughout the Greater Seattle, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Everett areas.

Picture Windows Defined

Picture windows are large windows that provide a clear and unobstructed view of the outside environment, essentially serving as a picture frame for the view on display. Due to their size and function, picture windows do not open. However, they are often accompanied by operable windows above or on either side to provide ventilation.  

picture window

Picture Window Manufacturers Carefully Chosen For You

Let us use our experience and industry knowledge to your benefit. With over 30 years in the window industry, time has allowed us to determine the picture window manufacturer’s who deliver the best blend of quality and price, or best VALUE for you. Our chosen manufacturer partners create value in four essential areas:

  1. Consistency of quality and service over the years
  2. Level of warranty support to you
  3. Industry longevity
  4. Product innovation

Our valued manufacturer partners for picture windows are:

Best Applications

  • Perfect for homes surrounded by beautiful outdoor scenery
  • For those who desire a simple, yet appealing, aesthetic design
  • Excellent style for insulation, weatherproofing, and efficiency
  • Great source of natural light for any room in the home
  • For those who desire a cost-effective and low maintenance window style
  • Great for rooms with vaulted ceilings and plenty of empty wall spa

Top Picture Windows Compared

Milgard Ultra Series Milgard Tuscany Series Milgard Trinsic Series ProVia Aeris Series
Frame Material Fiberglass Vinyl Vinyl Vinyl Clad Wood
Strength Excellent Excellent Very Good Excellent
Durability Excellent Very Good Very Good Very Good
Large Size & Custom Designs Excellent Very Good Good Excellent
Energy Efficiency Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
% Glass to Frame Excellent Very Good Excellent Very Good
Curb Appeal Excellent Excellent Excellent Very Good
Exterior Colors 6 7 7 19
Warranty Excellent Excellent Excellent Very Good
Price $$$$ $$$ $$ $$$$

 

The Milgard Ultra Series fiberglass windows are top of the line when it comes to window technology. Fiberglass is an eco-friendly window material that provides the highest energy-efficiency levels available. Fiberglass is made primarily of silica sand, an abundant natural resource. Glass is made primarily of sand. Thus the frame and glass expand and contract at roughly the same rate while remaining resistant to swelling, rotting, and warping, allowing for a longer lifespan.

Features and Benefits: 

  • Extremely durable with an expected lifespan of nearly 80 years.

  • Strong frame material allows for large custom sizes

  • Paintable frames that homeowners can update to match current home color trends

  • Low expansion/contraction rate through 100-degree temperature changes means less glass and caulking failure over time

  •  An Energy Star package tailored to the Seattle region for optimal energy efficiency.

  •  Custom colors, hardware, and glass options to match any home design.

 

Milgard Ultra Series C650 Fiberglass Picture Windows

Window Configurations Combinations Hardware Features Color Options Grid Options Glass Textures Tint Options Screen Options
Picture window
Picture window 2-lites verticle
Picture window 2-lites horizontal
Picture window 3-lites verticle
Picture window gable
Picture window 3-lites horizontal
Picture window gable triangle
Picture window hexagon
Picture window octagon
Gable (3-side, 4-side, 5-side)
4-sided gable and square picture windows
Picture window over awning
4-sided gable windows over picture windows
Folding Nesting Operator
Sash locks
Interior Colors
White (any exterior color)
Harmony (harmony exterior only
Bark (bark exterior only)
Black bean (black bean exterior only)

Exterior Colors
Frost
Harmony
Bark
Black bean

Interior Grids
Flat GBG Grid
Sculptured GBG Grid
3/4″ Vintage SDL
1-1/8″ Vintage SDL
1-1/8″ Craftsman SDL
1-1/8″ Legacy SDL

Exterior Grids
Flat GBG Grid
Sculptured GBG Grid
3/4″ Vintage SDL
1-1/8″ Vintage SDL
1-1/8″ Craftsman SDL
1-1/8″ Legacy SDL

Obscure Aquatex
Obscure Clear 42
Obscure Delta Frost
Obscure Frosted Glue Chip
Obscure Glue Chip
Obscure Matelux
Obscure Narrow Reed
Obscure P516
Obscure Rain
Cardinal Low-E
Solar Bronze
Solar Gray
Standard Mesh
PureView Mesh
Milgard Ultra Series C650 Fiberglass Picture Window Size Chart

Not all vinyl is created equal. Many vinyl window manufacturers cut corners on their vinyl components. When it comes to windows, the Milgard Tuscany Series is a superior vinyl product line, offering the highest degree of structural strength, UV inhibitors, glass efficiency, and quality in the industry. These features, coupled with elegant sightlines that mimic the look of traditional wood windows, create a high-end custom look for your vinyl replacement window solution.

Features and Benefits:

  • Milgard has engineered its signature vinyl formula to withstand even the harshest weather conditions while requiring little to no maintenance over time.

  • Milgard is one of two vinyl window manufacturers in the US who make their own vinyl from vinyl powder to frame, controlling the quality of ingredients.

  • Tuscany frames have multiple interior walls for added strength and energy efficiency

  • Built to be heat-stable in partnership with Energy Star to ensure they meet the thermal and solar requirements of the Seattle area.

  • Even sightlines and customization options create a natural and aesthetically pleasing effect in every room.

Milgard Tuscany Series V400 Vinyl Picture Windows

Window Configurations Combinations Hardware Features Color Options Grid Options Glass Textures Tint Options Screen Options
Picture
Round top
Quarter round
Half round
Arch top
Round top with picture
Arch top with picture
Gable (3-side, 4-side, 5-side)
Octagon
Full Round
Picture with single-hung on either side
Picture with casement on either side
Picture with awning below
Folding Nesting Operator
Sash locks

Interior Colors
White
Tan

 

 

Exterior Colors
White
Tan
Silver
Brown
Espresso
Bronze

Flat GBG Grid
Sculptured GBG Grid
Simulated Divided Lite Grid
2 1/4 ” Check Rail
Obscure Aquatex
Obscure Clear 42
Obscure Delta Frost
Obscure Frosted Glue Chip
Obscure Glue Chip
Obscure Matelux
Obscure Narrow Reed
Obscure P516
Obscure Rain
Cardinal Low-E
Solar Bronze
Solar Gray
Standard Mesh
PureView Mesh
Milgard Tuscany Series V400 Vinyl Picture Window Size Chart

If you’re a homeowner looking for a modern vinyl picture window design, look no further than the Milgard Trinsic V300 Series. Milgard has designed the Trinsic Series frames and hardware to disappear from view while maximizing available glass surface area. The results are sleek, contemporary windows capable of modernizing any home.

Features and Benefits:

  • Milgard’s signature vinyl formula is engineered to withstand even the harshest weather conditions while requiring little to no maintenance over time.

  • A contemporary look created by utilizing thin frames and low-profile hardware.

  • Customizable design options, including new black interior and exterior frames.

  • Engineered with Milgard’s unique, high-performing, energy-efficient vinyl formula.

Milgard Trinsic Series V300 Vinyl Picture Windows

 

Window Configurations Combinations Hardware Features Color Options Grid Options Glass Textures Tint Options Screen Options
Picture
Round top
Quarter round
Half round
Arch top
Round top with picture
Arch top with picture
Gable (3-side, 4-side, 5-side)
Octagon
Full Round
Picture with single-hung on either side
Picture windows with casements below
Picture windows in combination
Folding Nesting Operator
Sash locks

Interior Colors
White
Tan

 

 

 

 

Exterior Colors
White
Tan
Silver
Brown
Espresso
Bronze

Flat GBG Grid
Sculptured GBG Grid
Simulated Divided Lite Grid
2 1/4 ” Check Rail
Obscure Aquatex
Obscure Clear 42
Obscure Delta Frost
Obscure Frosted Glue Chip
Obscure Glue Chip
Obscure Matelux
Obscure Narrow Reed
Obscure P516
Obscure Rain
Cardinal Low-E
Solar Bronze
Solar Gray
Standard Mesh
PureView Mesh
Milgard Trinsic Series V300 Vinyl Picture Window Size Chart

For those looking for the beauty of traditional wood, we highly recommend ProVia’s Aeris clad-wood Windows. Provia designed Aeris wood-clad windows for homeowners desiring a natural wood interior look with a durable and low-maintenance vinyl exterior. Built in a small Amish community in the Midwest, the craftsmanship, pride, and attention to detail of the Provia Aeris clad-wood window is second to none. 

Features and Benefits:

  • An extensive array of design and color options

  • Engineered using a patented process to fully integrate natural cherry, oak, or maple wood interiors with a range of stain, paint, and design selections.

  • Traditional hardware colors and designs for that old-world charm

  • Available with custom prefinished interior casing

  • Energy Star certified and independently tested to meet strict efficiency standards.

  • Insulated framing provides vastly superior performance than standard wood replacement windows.

ProVia Aeris Wood-Clad Picture Windows

Window Configurations Hardware Features Standard Colors Color Upgrades Grid Options Glass Options Tint Options Screen Options
Explore ProVia Aeris Window Configurations Folding Nesting Operator
White
Beige
Sandstone
Coppertone
Flat Bronze
Satin Nickel
Antique Brass
Bright Brass

Interior Colors
7 Different Oak Stains
7 Different Cherry Stains
2 Different Maple Stains

Exterior Colors
White
Beige
Sandstone
Classic Bronze

Painted Interior/Exterior
Stone Mist
Cafe Creame
Chateau
Sandpiper Beige
Sandstone
Sterling Grey
Clay
Geneva Blue
Enzian Blue
Forest Green
Vallis Red
Mountain Berry
Tudor Brown
Rustic Bronze
Coal Black
Single Prarie
Cottage 1H
Cottage TS-1V1H
Cottage TL-1V1H
Cottage SP-TS-1V2H
Cottage 1V1H
Cottage 3H
Cottage 2V3H
Clear Glass
Stained Glass
Decorative Glass
Privacy Glass
Internal Blinds
Bronze Tint
Green Tint
Gray Tint
Blue Tint
BetterVue Fiberglass
SeeVue Stainless Steel
FlexScreen
Heavy-duty Fiberglass
Aluminum

Top-Rated Window Installation for the Seattle-Tacoma-Gig Harbor-Everett Area

When you choose Lake Washington Windows and Doors for your window installation project, you’ll receive the highest quality windows available, delivered with unsurpassed customer service. And with every installation you get Lake Washington Windows and Doors' exclusive Leak Armor Installation that ensures the best protection around your window openings.

Financing Options with Convenient 10 Minute Approvals   

In addition to special offers and promotions, ask  our sales representative about our quick, digital financing application process.   From low-interest traditional loans to no down-no payment-no interest deferred financing plans,  we can help you fund your replacement window project so you can mobilize your cash for other investments.  We are a proud partner of Enerbank Finance, the largest lender for the home improvement industry.   See how much you can be pre-approved for.  

Every Window Includes a Limited Lifetime Warranty

The beauty of working with the top window manufacturers in the industry is the support you can expect before, during, and after installation. Both Milgard and ProVia offer limited lifetime warranties. However, the likelihood that you’ll need to take advantage of these warranties is low.

Milgard Lifetime Warranty Guarantee

Milgard’s award-winning windows and doors are built to last. However, if you ever encounter an unexpected problem, you can rest assured that their lifetime warranties cover your purchase.

ProVia Limited Lifetime Warranty Guarantee

ProVia offers limited lifetime warranties, covering the original customer and up to one subsequent homeowner, on all their windows and doors for those who need assistance.

Receive Our Patented Leak Armor Protection with Every Installation

We include our patented Leak Armor protection with every window we install. Developed through thousands of customer installations and years of experience, we utilize layers of flashing, pans, and sealants in a specific manner to provide commercial-grade sealing to residential homes.

Picture Window FAQs

What is the difference between a fixed window and a picture window?

Picture windows are actually a type of fixed window. The major difference between picture windows and other types of fixed windows lies in the frame size. While picture windows have a low profile frame designed to maximize the glass surface area, fixed windows have larger frames built to match the sightlines of the other operable windows sharing the same space.

What is the difference between a picture window and a bay window?

A picture window is a large window that can be installed with smaller accompanying windows or as a single unit that rests in line with the wall of the house. Bay windows, on the other hand, have at least three windows, which may include a central picture window, and protrude from the wall to provide a panoramic view of the external environment.

Are picture windows modern?

Definitely. Modern, or contemporary, home designs certainly include large picture windows due to their large glass surface areas and often feature black window frames. Traditional home designs also utilize picture windows, however, they are more likely to include white or clad wood frames.

Are picture windows energy efficient?

Yes. Due to their fixed position, modern picture windows are actually the most energy-efficient window style available.