Different Window Styles…Pros and Cons

There are a number of different window styles on the market and you don’t have to choose just one style for your home in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. You can mix and match the styles and bring in light, increased ventilation, and meet a number of other needs. Here are just a few styles of windows to consider along with the pros and cons of each.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows have two sashes so the windows can slide up and down on the top and the bottom. One part remains closed while the other opens and you get to choose which is which.


Homeowners often choose this type of window because they allow for good ventilation. They also have a unique look and give you easy access to the outside breeze. You can keep the bottom closed and open the top, which is a nice, safe way to let in the air. They are a great choice for any area of the house because of their appearance. They fit in nicely in bedrooms, kitchens, offices and any other room.


Double-hung windows are not quite as energy efficiency as other options because there are more places where they could leak air. Plus, only have of the window can open at one time so you do not get as much ventilation as you would with other options.

Casement Windows

Casement windows operate on a hinge and crank open and closed. The entire window opens at once and usually juts out of the house when in the open position.


Casement windows offer the maximum amount of ventilation from each window. They open out and can catch the California breeze and bring it into the home. They also allow more light to enter the room since they are uninterrupted by their frames. When they are closed, they are highly energy efficient because they blow tighter against their frames. Casement windows are good for hard to reach locations, like over the kitchen sink. You can crank them open easier than trying to slide a window up and down.


Since these windows jut out when open, they are not always the ideal choice for certain areas. You may not want a window sticking out over your patio or deck, for example.

Picture Windows

Picture windows do not open or close and usually offer the largest amount of glass to help you let in the most light and get an unobstructed view of your surroundings.


Picture windows allow you to view whatever is around your Rancho Cucamonga, CA home. You get a great deal of light through these windows and if you combine them with operational windows, you can get ventilation into the room as well.


If you have only a picture window in the room, you don’t get any outdoor air. These windows are for looks only and not or ventilation. Since they are larger, they are more vulnerable to cracks and breaks than other windows.

These are just a few of the style options you need to consider when you are looking in installing replacement windows in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. To talk through these and other choices, call Ameristar Windows at 888-698-4143. Or visit us at 3453 Chicago Ave, Riverside, CA 92507.

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