Picture / Direct Set - Loewen Windows

Picture / Direct Set

Loewen’s Picture/Direct Set window is the definition of sleek design. These windows maximize views with minimal solid wood framework, resulting in a high-performing product with an unmatched aesthetic. Offered in a variety of shapes and sizes, they are the perfect complement to any style of architecture.


  • Minimal design is free from interior glazing stops for a clean aesthetic
  • New design offers increased energy efficiency and an expansive viewing area with larger glass
  • Exterior-glazed for easier on-site installation of oversized glass units
  • Designed around “rain screen” principles which allow for water deflection

Related Documents

Brochures and Technical Guides related to this product.

Picture/Direct Set Windows Technical Guide

Virtual Walk-Through

Get up to speed on our Picture/Direct Set offering.

The best way to get up to speed on our products is an in-person walk-through with one of our product experts. Since that’s not always possible, we’ve produced some videos to explain operation, features, and options.

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Beautiful finishes adorning authentic materials.

Exterior Styling

  • Extruded Aluminum – Painted & Anodized Finishes
  • Wood – Multiple Species & Stains
  • Cyprium – Copper or Bronze in Multiple Patinas

Interior Styling

  • Wood – Multiple Species, Stains, & Paint Prefinishes

Specialty Shapes
Picture/Direct Set windows are commonly ordered in specialty shape configurations. In this example, an oval shape and tasteful SDL pattern perfectly suit this traditional home that is otherwise fitted mostly with Double Hung windows.

To understand all the styles available, see our Colors & Finishes page. You’ll want to look at the clad colors, wood paints & stains, and our Cyprium patinas.

Picture/Direct Set

Minimal Design

Our picture window does what a picture window should do, get's out of your way. With no interior stops, you'll enjoy a completely uninterrupted plain to the exterior.

Simulated Divided Lites

Styling catered to your tastes.

Simulated Divided Lites (SDLs) use surface applied muntins and shadow bars between the glass panes to mimic the appearance of traditional True Divided Lites. Loewen offers a wide variety of patterns and profiles to suit any design scenario.

Here you see a wall of Picture/Direct Sets with integrated French Doors. A consistent pattern of 7/8″ putty SDLs adorn the entire wall. Also note how our narrow stile doors complement the windows beautifully.

Our SDL Offering

  • Putty & Ogee Exterior Profiles
  • Square, Putty, & Ogee Interior Profiles
  • Multiple Sizes Ranging from 5/8″ to 2″
  • Many Patterns from Traditional to Custom
  • High-Performance Aluminum Shadow Bars