Hopper Window Replacement
Most hoppers are installed in higher places and are relatively small. Just like the casement windows, the hopper windows are hinged but now from below. As a result, they open downwards and inwards into the house. 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.
Advantages of Hopper 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 in size 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.