Hopper windows are crank operated and open from the top down into your home, so we recommend our Hopper Windows for garages and basements. They provide a lot of ventilation which is why they are great for compact spaces. Hopper windows also offer a lot of insulation as they seal directly against the frame of your home when they are closed all the way. They are also frequently used in bathrooms to offer ventilation.
You’ve probably come across hopper windows before without really knowing the name of the window. These windows work like casement windows because they are on a hinge, but they open downward and inward. When you want to open up the window you would bring the top of the window in toward you. The windows have a slight upward tilt to them, so even when they are open dirt and debris won’t freely flow into your home if the window is level with the ground. A hopper window usually opens on a crank, but sometimes simply has a hinge and you open and close the window by hand.
Hopper windows are a favorite style used in basements. They are good for areas with minimal wall space because they allow you to make use of the full frame for opening and closing. Most hopper windows are strictly for ventilation purposes and are too small to climb in and out of. They are commonly installed in bathrooms for ventilation as well as in basements. The windows work well in smaller locations. These are an excellent option for basements and other inconspicuous places in your home.