Home Depot Hopper Windows
When it comes to windows, you’ve probably seen an abundance of hopper-style ones, but you probably didn’t know they were referred to as such. A hopper window is a horizontally-shaped window that is often used in smaller areas like basements, bathrooms, or laundry rooms.
It can be considered a mix between an awning window and a casement window. While it’s shaped like an awning window (a horizontal rectangle), it features hinges on the bottom to open like a casement window. These hinges allow the window to tilt (usually toward you) into a “V” shape and make the window easy to open and close.
Ventilation and Maintenance
When you open a hopper window, you can actually open it fully (as opposed to an awning window). This gives the window a great ventilation property, making it perfect for musty or humid areas. Hopper windows also allow a good amount of natural light into the room and when it comes to cleaning them, their tilt quality makes them very low-maintenance.
Safety and Efficiency
Hopper windows are a popular choice for basements not only because of their ventilation quality, but also because they’re difficult to break into. Basement windows are often the targets of criminals when they try to find a way to enter your home, but the small size of hopper windows and the way that they lock make them resistant to easy breakage.
If you’re looking to save money on your energy bills, you may also want to consider hopper windows. Because the sash of a hopper window presses against the window frame when it’s closed, it creates a more efficient seal than other windows (like sliding or double-hung). This seal helps keep your heat or air conditioning inside your home and keeps outside air from leaking in.
Interested in this type of window? Instead of turning to Home Depot hopper windows, turn to our local window specialists. We’ll work with you to make sure you’re satisfied.