Use our guide below to determine if hopper windows are right for your next project. Compare strengths and weaknesses of hopper windows, glass options, grid / grill patterns, and window screens.
Hopper window replacement can cost as little as $289 pending the installation details or as much as $870 or more per window depending on your choice in size, hardware, functionality, style, glass type, and more.
A hopper window is a small window that is opened by pulling downward and inward. These are mostly installed in higher places and are relatively small. When open, the windows slant upwards preventing dirt and other things to come into the house. Depending on the type of hopper window, it may open by cranking or by the hinge. To hold in the desired position, the windows may have window stays just like the casement windows.
Just like awning and casement windows, the hopper windows press into the sealed frames when closed ensuring that no air is allowed to pass through. With high-quality glass, it is easy to insulate your home by closing the windows during the extreme cold or hot weather. During installation, the frame should be sealed well and fixed to the wall preventing air movement through the window.
The hopper windows are mostly small and as a result, do not present a security threat to the homeowners. Even when open, it is hard for a person to fit through the window ensuring home security.
In small places and sections of the house, it is easy for humidity to accumulate. Most of these areas where the hopper windows are used are poorly ventilated due to their locations and sizes. The hopper window, however, allows the moisture to escape when open, reducing the humidity of the place. This helps to keep things in the basement and bathroom from becoming damp, preventing damage and destruction.
Hopper windows open inwards and downwards creating the risk of having rainwater or other stray water getting into your home.
As the hopper windows generally open downwards and inwards most people do not use blinds to cover these windows, it’s more common to use drapes. They are generally placed towards the top of the ceiling in bathrooms or in basements.
The hopper windows are most often than not very small in size to allow you to pass through them to safety in case of an emergency such as fire or burglary.
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