Adding natural light to dark spaces, such as basements or guest bathrooms may seem impossible. Don’t fret! Zen Windows has the a window option for you: hopper windows. Hopper windows utilize a bottom-hinged system to allow airflow to circulate in a room. In addition to increasing natural light, these windows are perfect for small spaces or rooms that need ventilation and privacy.
Similar to our other window options, Zen Windows offers custom hopper windows to accommodate your living space’s specific needs. Read on to find out why hopper windows might be a great solution for your home.
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At first glance, hopper windows can be mistaken for awning windows. Though they are similar, there is one key difference: hopper windows are hinged at the bottom and typically open inward. In contrast, awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward. Both hopper and awning windows can be installed to add light and ventilation to otherwise dark and stuffy areas.
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Adding hopper windows to your home can provide you with great benefits. In addition to allowing light into darker spaces of your home, the seal against the window’s weatherstripping makes it energy-efficient. The top latch also makes hopper windows more secure than other window alternatives.
However, there are a unique set of challenges every homeowner should consider before installing hopper windows. Due to their design, hopper windows open from the top outward. As a result of their V-shaped opening, rainwater, debris, and insects falling down the side of the house can become trapped. Inward-opening hopper windows can also interfere with drapes and curtains in the home, and the top latch can be very difficult to get to and may require the use of a chair or step ladder to access. Furthermore, hopper windows do not qualify as egress windows because they’re too small to serve as an exit route. Prior to installation, you should check your local building codes to see what’s required in your area.
To learn more about if hopper windows are the best fit for your basement, give us a call at (216) 430-0587 or contact us online.
Unsure if a hopper window is right for you? We’re here to help! Consult with the installation experts at Zen Windows Cleveland. Unlike other window replacement companies in Cleveland, we ensure you only speak directly with the owner for an honest, no-pressure conversation. We also provide all of our customers with a no-money-down, double-warranty guarantee for a truly unparalleled window shopping experience. We’ll be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the course of your window installation or replacement.
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