If windows serve as your connection to the outside world, then it’s important to make sure yours are working for you. Hopper style windows are great for bathrooms, basements, and any other room that could benefit from better air circulation and tighter energy efficiency. Here’s how to know if they’re right for your home.
The cost of hopper windows depends entirely on the size of window and the price of labor. Estimates range from $60 for a small basement window to $150 for an average-sized window.
The durability of the hopper window depends primarily on the manufacturer. While some homeowners are concerned about the flimsiness of the hardware used, some manufacturers like Atrium construct their windows with stainless steel hardware. Do your research before settling on one brand.
As with any other window, hopper windows should be routinely cleaned for best results. Using a household glass cleaner or solution of vinegar and water, wipe your windows clean with a soft cloth. Also make sure to occasionally clean the screens with water and mild soap.
Hopper windows are basically awning windows that open from the top and are placed lower on the wall. Awning windows also tend to direct rainwater away from the home, while hopper windows let rainwater in.
Originally called transom hopper windows, this window style was popular in Victorian homes during the 19th century. The angle of the window helped block the dust and grit that was a common byproduct of unpaved roads.
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