Buyers Guide to Basement Hopper Windows
What is a basement Hopper Window?
Perfect for small spaces and basements, basement hopper windows add light and ventilation to dark, lower-level rooms. Mounted high on the basement wall, above ground level, basement hopper windows offer a simple, streamlined design that allows natural light to enter the space, while providing ventilation. Hopper windows come with screens, and are designed to open from the top and tilt into the room. This design helps prevent rain, outdoor debris, and pests from entering the home. Though custom designed to fit your basement window openings, it’s important to note that hopper windows only open a few inches and are not designed for egress.
Benefits of choosing a hopper for your basement window
Brighten up your lower level!
- Lets light and ventilation into usually dark lower-level rooms
- Screens and narrow openings prevent debris, rain, and pests from entering the home
- Built-in latches securely lock the window and seal tight for energy efficiency
Improveit’s Performax54 Basement Hopper Windows
Frequently installed at the top of cinder block basement walls, basement hopper windows need to have a structure that will stand up to the demands of a ground-level installation. Performax54 windows are up to the task! Our frames are built to be 400 times stronger than traditional vinyl replacement windows. They’ll stay square and true, so you’ll never have to worry about air, moisture, or pest infiltration around your lower-level windows.
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Basement Hopper windows vs. Awning Windows
What’s the difference between a basement hopper and an awning window? While both of these window types are hinged on the horizontal edge, awning windows are hinged at the top with the opening at the bottom, and basement hopper windows are hinged at the bottom and open at the top. Also, awning windows, like casements, open away from the home using a crank-style handle, while basement hopper windows tilt into the room. As their name says, basement hopper windows are designed to work best in basements, and are generally smaller in size than awning windows. Neither awning nor basement hopper windows are designed for egress in case of emergency, but both are able to brighten and ventilate your home.