Hopper windows have been around since the 19th century and were originally very popular in Victorian style homes. Today they are used to make the most out of tighter spaces and known for their excellent energy efficiency.
In fact, you’ve probably come in contact with a hopper window and not even noticed it. These windows are similar to a casement window design because they work on a hinge. However, they open inward and downward. These windows tilt slightly upward when open to protect your home from debris and dirt. This window style may open with a crank, or just with a hinge that you operate by hand.
Hopper windows are typically favored in basements. They a great for areas that have minimal wall space. Most hopper windows are implemented strictly for ventilation purposes and are generally too small for a person to enter through. They can also be used in bathrooms and other areas that could benefit from increased airflow.
Benefits of a Great Windows hopper installation:
- Hopper windows open entirely offering the max amount of ventilation from smaller spaces.
- Hopper windows by Great Windows are designed with tight seals that translate to better energy efficiency than other window options.
- Choose a hopper window with a crank handle for easy opening and closing without any strain.