A slim fixed window is there to bring more natural light into your room. With its elegant, thin profile and increased glass surface, this type of vinyl window is beautiful by design adding lots of styles and finesse to any interior.
If this is what you are after, then you have come to the right place. Here at Vinyl Light, you can get a cheap picture window for sale all year round!
We take the slim fixed window and picture window replacement projects in the following area: Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, East York, North York, Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Scarborough, Pickering, Oshawa, Ajax, Newmarket, King City, Caledon, Georgetown, Milton. Haven't found your location on the list? Reach out to us to get a quote on vinyl windows installation at your place.
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Picture Fix / Slim Fix Vinyl Windows in Toronto
If you’re looking to achieve a great, unobstructed view from your room and let in maximum light, you should go with a large picture window. Also known as a “fixed picture window,” this type of vinyl window has the slimmest frame and no screen to really brighten up a room or a stairwell.
Dramatic and stylish, this weathertight, non-operable window solution can be combined with other window types to create bay, bow, and other mixed combinations. It has the highest energy efficiency ratings because it simply is all fixed and made from one solid frame piece with no separations or weatherstrips. This also makes it the most sound-proofed especially combined with laminated or triple glass.
And if you want to achieve maximum energy efficiency and comfort in your home, you should go with insulated glass for your picture window. With a combination of two or more panes of glass creating hermetically-sealed air space between them, insulated glass keeps cold air at bay. On top of that LoE coating on the glass and inert gases, such as argon that fill the space between panes improve the window's thermal performance and energy efficiency.
What Is a Picture Window?
The picture window, also known as a slim fixed window, is stationary and does not open. It has a low-profile design and a small frame to give it a slim look. It is frequently used in combinations with other window styles.
Our picture windows are available in a wide range of colours, styles, and sizes to meet your specific requirements.
Low Profile & High Profile Windows
Low profile and high profile windows are terms used to describe slim fixed and fixed casement windows.
High-profile windows are used to match the casement frame style. This way from the outside, fixed and operating casements appear to be the same. Fixed casement windows are intentionally made thicker to match the frame size of operating casement windows.
Slim fix windows are designed to combine with the thinner frames of the slider and hung windows. Sometimes slim fix windows can also be used in a combination with casements. This mix is becoming popular now when the windows are large or unevenly split to create a modern minimalistic look and maximize the glass area. But still, by default, the fixed casement window is the best match for the casement one.
Picture Window Prices
|✅ Window Type||Picture Windows|
|✅ Average installation cost||$160-$200|
|✅ The cheapest picture window||$210|
|✅ The most expensive picture window||$610+|
The picture window is the cheapest of all the styles available because it has no screen, no lock and the thinnest frame. The average price of a picture window is around $250. It primarily depends on the size of the window but is also influenced by its color, shape, grills, type of glass, etc.
The picture window replacement cost depends on the type of installation and what other parts are needed to complete it like capping, brickmold, jamb or casing. It starts at about $150 per window.
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Our clients ask
Why is it called a picture window?
Picture windows are appropriately named because they are large, fixed panes with low profile frames to maximize your view.
When should you use a picture window?
Picture windows were usually used by themselves or in combination with sliding windows, which have the same frame thickness. But nowadays they are being used even with thicker frame casement or awning windows. This combination allows thinner cleaner lines and bigger glass for more view and sunlight, which can benefit your home in so many ways. Large windows can help lower energy bills, boost curb appeal, enhance the colors within your home, and even improve your mood and sleep pattern!
What are the advantages of using a picture window?
When comparing to the operating window, picture window benefits by:
- Not having screen, which blocks some light and view;
- Being most energy efficient window, being one solid frame with no weather strips;
- Lower cost because it requires no operating parts.
When comparing to fixed casement window, the picture one:
- Has the slimmer frame for more light and view;
- Slightly lower cost due to less material used in the production.
What size do picture windows come in?
The most common widths for picture windows are 2 ft, 3 ft, 4 ft, 6 ft, and 8 ft. and heights can range from 1 ft to as tall as 8ft. But virtually they can be any size or shape.
How much do picture windows cost to install?
The cost to install a picture window is about $160-200. It depends on the size, location and type of installation.
How long does it take to install the picture window?
Installing a picture window usually takes 1-2 hours, including the removal of the old window. It depends on the location, window size and type of installation.
How long do picture windows last?
Most vinyl windows last between 20 and 40 years on average. Fixed windows are the most durable, not having any moving parts to break, but the glass in the windows installed in an area exposed to the bright sun for most of the day usually fails (fogs) sooner.
Can picture windows be installed sideways?
You should not install a window in the wrong orientation. Glass is “set” in window frames using “setting blocks”. These blocks are made for the weight of the glass to rest on. They are sized and distributed according to the weight of the glass. Also, every window has a drain, which must be positioned at the bottom. If it is a must to install the window sideway, then setting blocks must be repositioned and new drain holes made.
Are picture windows energy efficient?
Picture windows are the most energy-efficient window style, they can easily be combined with other window styles to create a unique look, and most importantly, they let in a lot of natural light.
What is the difference between a fixed casement window and a picture window?
Fixed windows are non-operational windows, designed to let in light and add expansive views. The difference between Casement Fixed and Picture windows lies in the frame size. Casement Fixed windows have larger 3.25” frames and are built to match the sitelines of accompanying operating windows like casement or awning, which must be thicker due to the locks and operating mechanism positions inside. The picture window frame is 2” to maximize the glass surface.
Are picture windows more expensive?
Actually, Picture windows are the cheapest of them all because they do not have any extra moving parts that other windows have and also have less vinyl compared to fixed casement windows.
Picture Window Glass Options
We have all types of LoE Coatings: LoE-180; Loe-272; LoE-366 and newest LoE-i89 to maximize your glass performance.
Self-Cleaning coating keeps the windows cleaner longer and when you must clean your glass, it will be easier and fast.
Get the best insulation with Triple glass; best strength with Tempered glass or best noise reduction with Laminated one.
Picture Window Upgrades Options
Picture Window Parts Options
Vinyl Trim & Corner Sizes
2 3/4" and 3 1/2"
Vinyl Jamb Sizes
1 3/8", 2 3/8", 3 3/8", 4 3/8"
Vinyl Brickmold Sizes
1/8", 5/8", 1 1/4", 2"
Our Easy 3-Step Process
Step 1. Quotation & Measurements
We will measure, consult and quote.
Step 2. Manufacturing
We will manufacturer as per specs.
Step 3. Installation
We will install and clean up.
At Vinyl Light, we can offer you unbeatable large picture window prices and provide top-quality installation services.
Picture Window Replacement in Toronto
We have been on the door and window replacement market for long enough to understand one simple thing - what most people are really after is not windows or doors. It’s the desire to create an atmosphere of comfort and safety in their house - and that’s what we’re helping our clients with.
Our main advantages are:
- 35+ years of combined professional experience;
- 10,000+ windows installed;
- Outstanding customer service record (proven by our near-perfect score at HomeStars);
- Low picture window replacement cost;
- Low picture window installation cost;
- Availability (we’ve got locations all across the Greater Toronto Area);
- Worry-free installation (our installers are covered by WSIB and liability insurance).
So if you’re still wondering “What’s the best company offering large picture windows for sale in the GTA?”, doubt no more and go with Vinyl Light.
If you’d like to inquire about the picture window cost in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, please contact our sales team via phone, chat, or our free quote form.
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