While many homeowners want the extra light a picture window provides, they don't want to lose their energy efficiency. The good news is, that because picture windows are fixed, many of the options available on the market today are extremely energy efficient. There is no need to abandon your style for an energy efficient home. Picture windows can be rectangle, square, curved or even a geometric shape. It allows for versatility anywhere in the house.

Picture windows can be more significant than regular sliding windows, which does allow for more natural light. Often you can see them being used in conjunction with other windows or overhead doors. Placer Exteriors can install energy efficient picture windows in your new construction or remodel to reduce energy cost and give your home a very pleasing aesthetic.

It's important to know what to look for in a picture window when it comes to being energy efficient. There are many different ways manufacturers can make windows that help with energy saving. From the construction material of the frame to the design of the glass, all of these features play a significant role. Below are brands that produce excellent quality products and some of their models that are perfect for increasing the amount of light in your home.

Marvin

Marvin Windows and Doors has a large selection of picture windows that are energy efficient and are Energy Star approved. They use a variety of items in their designs including wood, fiberglass, and clad wood.

No matter what construction material you choose, their glass options allow for energy saving. They use a Low E argon filled glass in many of their windows, such as the Clad Ultimate picture windows. The ability to customize windows is also available, and triple pane windows can be used to insulate better. Some of their energy efficient models include:

  • The Integrity Series
  • Wood Ultimate Clad Picture
  • Clad Ultimate Casement Picture
  • Wood Direct Glaze Polygon

Simonton

As an Energy Star partner, Simonton is committed to providing quality products that meet or exceed the standards set forth for windows and doors to be energy efficient. Most of their collections that are Energy Star approved feature a vinyl construction, that is reinforced with a foam core that allows for better insulation. The glass they use is dependant on your location to provide maximum benefits. Most of their products feature Low-E glass that is argon filled. Their models that feature the Energy Star label include:

  • Reflections 5500
  • Prism Platinum
  • Grand Estates Premier
  • Grand Estates Premium Plus
  • Impressions 9800
  • Generations
  • Grandura

Andersen

Andersen is also a partner of Energy Star. They won Partner of the year for 2017. Andersen is known for their high-quality windows and the designs they feature.

When you select a window from Andersen, you will be getting one of the very best on the market. Their commitment to energy efficiency also makes choosing one of their options simple. Their A-series features a fiberglass frame and Low-E insulated glass. Their Energy Star labeled options for picture windows include:

  • A-Series Picture
  • A-Series Transom Fixed

Jeld Wen

Jeld Wen is both committed to helping customers save on their energy bills, but also are eco-friendly.

Jeld Wen offers options for their picture windows. If you are shopping with energy efficiency in mind, they have two different glasses in their V-4500 line that are perfect. The Low- E and Low-E 366 that block heat gain. Their Energy Star picture window products include:

  • Premium Vinyl (V-4500) Fixed with Track Filler
  • Premium Vinyl (V-4500)Fixed
  • Premium Vinyl (V-4500) Double Hung Fixed

Milgard

Milgard offers some beautiful options when it comes to fixed picture windows. Not only are their products high quality but they are also energy efficient. The mix of wood used in the frame and the insulated glass is a winning combination. Their energy efficient models that are customizable include:

  • Essence Series
  • Tuscany Series
  • StyleLine Series