- Heavy duty handle
- Full screen with overlapping frame and sprung loaded
- High-efficiency Low E Argon thermal glass
A hopper window is a single-style window similar to a casement window in that both are hinged for opening rather than sliding open. It is hinged on the top and opens inward from the bottom. Though these windows can come in various sizes, they are a common style used in small areas and openings, such as basements for Egress.
What makes the hopper window versatile for small spaces is the fact that they open completely. A smaller window already occupies a limited amount of space, and those that slide open only allow half the area of the window to be used for ventilation. A hopper window, because the entire window opens from the bottom, allows ventilation through the entire surface area of the window.
The hopper window features a hinged top and a locking mechanism at the bottom. There is a small, lever-style handle that is used to open and shut the window and fits into the security locking mechanism.
The hopper window accommodates a full window screen because the window opens inward, away from the screen.
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Style And Versatility
Hopper windows are an excellent choice due to their versatility. They offer a variety of design features that allow you to easily match them up with the style of your home. You can also choose the type of materials they are made of depending on your personal preferences and budget.
Hopper windows are one of the most secure types of windows available. Because the window opening mechanism system is only available to someone inside the house, there’s virtually no way for an intruder to open it from the outside. The additional use of the inside window locks makes casement windows incredibly secure.
The design of hopper windows reduces the amount of air leakage that occurs when the window is closed. The tight fitting seal between the window sash and frame keeps indoor air from escaping and outdoor air from seeping in. All Comfort Windows & Doors products are manufactured in Canada and are Energy Star certified.
Hopper windows allow for a full range of window glazing options. Double or triple glazing can be employed to keep out the coldest of weather. And if you’re looking for something a bit more refined, such as stained or beveled glass, casement windows allow you to be creative.
Hopper windows are known for providing excellent air ventilation. Because they open outwards, they easily catch the breeze and will fill up a room with fresh outdoor air in a matter of seconds. Add that to the fact that the opening runs the full length of the window and you have unparalleled access to fresh air.
Ease Of Operation
Hopper windows are easy to open and close due to the cranking mechanism. This makes casement windows ideal for hard to reach places like above the kitchen sink. It’s also possible
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FAQ on Hopper Windows
Why should I buy from Comfort Windows & Doors Inc?
We offer not only great products with exceptional customer service as well. We really want to ensure you get the best windows and doors for your home! At Comfort Windows & Doors Inc, you can get a no-obligation quote on replacing your windows or doors. Vaughan Windows and Doors does not employ commission-based salespeople.
What kind of window and door materials does Comfort Windows & Doors Inc offer?
You can find windows and doors of almost any material – wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum.
What do I need to know about vinyl windows?
Vinyl windows are one of the most popular in the industry because they are the ideal combination of performance with price. Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance-free and can have excellent energy efficiency. Vinyl windows are not affected by the harsh Canadian climate.
What kind of window styles does Comfort Windows & Doors Inc offer?
We offer many different styles of windows, including casement, awning, fixed casement, picture (fixed), double-hung, bay, bow, and transom windows!
What are the most energy-efficient types of windows?
The most energy-efficient types of windows available are casement, awning, fixed casement and picture windows. All our windows are Energy Star certified.
What should I know when buying vinyl windows?
There are a ton of window materials available today. Vinyl windows pose many benefits—they’re cost-effective, durable, weather-resistant and more! Comfort Windows & Doors Inc carries vinyl windows from a variety of manufacturers—you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Will my home comfort improve after installing energy-efficient windows (and doors)?
The obvious answer is ‘yes’ just because you’ll no longer feel the drafts that result from cold air entering through low-quality windows. There’s actually much more to an improved comfort level though. First off the insulation around your windows and doors is replaced with insulating foam which fills every void that might have been present resulting in more drafts. Window upgrades also keep your home more comfortable in the summer by
retaining cooled air and help to control indoor humidity throughout the year.
How do I know the new windows and doors I purchase are energy efficient?
All Energy Star products have a symbol and label on them that indicates they have been certified to meet stringent technical requirements. Always look for the Energy Star label when browsing for replacement windows.
What does it mean when a product is Energy Star certified?
Energy Star is a program run by Natural Resources Canada that was created to monitor and regulate the efficiency of various home construction products such as windows, appliances, furnaces, etc. Manufacturers submit their products to be tested and certified. If compliant, it means that products rank in the top 15 or top 30 percent in the niche in terms of energy performance. Energy Star certified products not only save money on your utility bill but also increase the value of your home.
When do I know that I need to replace my windows?
You can actively identify if your windows need to be replaced by being aware of the following:
- You notice fog, condensation, or moisture on your glass consistently. When the view through your window becomes hazy like this it usually indicates that a seal has failed.
- Certain areas of your home become faded from where the sun enters the window. This could be furniture, carpeting, or even hardwood and it means you need to upgrade windows because your current models are allowing harmful UV rays to enter your home.
- Your current windows are not rated for the new climate regulations. Colder climates require a higher ER rating to satisfy energy efficiency recommendations. Your windows are grandfathered in and a replacement isn’t mandatory, but just know the amount of energy you are losing by having these lower quality units installed.
- If your windows are having difficulty opening, closing, and locking it could be time for replacement windows or at the very least a repair. Having a window that doesn’t properly open is a violation of building codes and is a huge safety risk in case of a fire.
- Rotting or pealing wood means the windows are past their prime and ready for replacement. The older your windows are, obviously, the more likely this occurrence will be.
Are retracable screen available for hopper windows?
Yes. retraceable screen for casement windows are a great way to keep bugs out while the windows are open. If you would like more information about it, please reach our sales team.
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