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An Overview of Renewal by Andersen® Picture Windows

When it comes to replacement windows, nothing offers as great a view as a picture window. Picture windows are characterized by a full unaltered and unobstructed view of the outdoors, provided by their indicatively expansive glass area. This type of window is typically used in living rooms, particularly in modern homes looking for a cleaner and more streamlined look. However, they can also be used in almost any room where you want to have a great view of the outside.

An Overview of Renewal by Andersen® Picture Windows

Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines offers top-quality picture windows that are fully customizable to fit whatever purpose you have in mind, and our specialists can help you understand the many advantages of this window style.

Picture Window Pros

Aside from unmatched views, picture windows are also a more cost-effective than comparable window types. Casement or double-hung variants can often set you back 1.5 times or even double the price of a picture window of the same size. The simple construction and lack of operable parts are the main reasons behind this style’s affordability.

As far as energy efficiency goes, a picture window replacement can be double-edged. Because this type of window is inoperable, its weatherproofing and insulation numbers rate higher than other window types. However, this isn’t always a good thing. The inability to open them means that you won’t have ventilation.

Known Limitations

You don’t want to install picture windows if you’re looking for a way to let air inside a room. Likewise, you also don’t want them in rooms facing the brunt of the high afternoon sun. The large glass area allows for massive solar heat gains. Renewal by Andersen offers Sun glass and SmartSun™ coating technology to alleviate this known issue. Ask our representatives about our High-Performance™ glazing options for your picture windows.

When it comes to top-quality exterior doors and replacement windows, trust only Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines. We are your leading provider of different types of windows, including picture, casement, bay, bow and many more. Give us a call at , or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation today. We serve homeowners in Urbandale and all areas nearby.


"I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you once again for the wonderful products and service we have received from Renewal by Andersen. We are very satisfied customers and will give our highest compliments to your receptionist, and Nate and his crew. If any of our friends need windows, we will surely send them your way."

Tom and Alice P. - Des Moines, IA
October 2013

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