What are Hopper Windows?
Hopper windows are similar in operation to casement and awning windows as they operate on a hinge, but instead of opening toward the outside, they open into the room.
They are a favorite for basements as they use minimal wall space and make use of the full frame when opening and closing. They are excellent insulators as they close against the frame for an airtight seal.
They’re also excellent for ventilation and humidity reduction. They are the perfect choice to eliminate musty odors from the basement and stop stored items from becoming too damp.
Hopper Windows Specifications Offered
The Platinum Series offers a 3-1/4” precision mitered frame with minimum window sizes of 24” x 13” and a maximum of 48” x 24”. They are perfect for use as an egress window as they meet the standard minimum requirements of 35” x 24”.
They include a heavy-duty, reinforced top-hinge, have easy-open hardware and a mill finish lock for a secure closure. Hinges all come with nylon blocks for extra support and strength. A single lock comes standard on units 36” wide and a dual lower lock is used on units 36” and wider.
Cardinal Endur Insulating Glass Unit consisting of the main seal, secondary seal, insulating glass spacer and dry packs provides excellent energy efficiency in a sealed unit.
Sash are removable for easy cleaning and access.
A variety of standard exterior colours are available to choose from: White, Cream, SDT, Sandlewood, Pebble, Forest Green, Black, Dover Grey, High Gloss Brown, Gentek Commercial Brown, Hickory, and Sable. There are no interior or custom colour choices available. Internal grills are available for accent.
The Right Choice
Hopper windows provide a simple solution for a basement egress window. It’s important to consult with an experienced professional to ensure a proper fit and seal. Contact an Ecoline representative today for an on-site evaluation.