If you’ve got a dark basement you’d love to lighten up and use more effectively, consider installing hopper windows. What are hopper windows? We’re glad you asked! Check out our quick guide to hopper windows to see if they’re right for your home.
Windows tend to take up a lot of room, and some also require extra space for opening and closing. In some rooms, there just isn’t the wall space for a big window. But leaving the room windowless isn’t a smart option either. Hopper windows are a great solution to cramped spaces to bring in a little light and fresh air (for more information, contact us!).
Avoid A Dark, Damp Basement
So you’ve got a basement and you’d love to make better use of it. The darkness and dampness make it a bit of a turn off, though. By adding in hopper windows or by upgrading your current dysfunctional windows with quality hopper windows, you can restore functionality to this bonus space. Hopper windows open into your home on a hinge, meaning that you don’t need a lot of room for a slider. The windows can give needed light and fresh air, bringing new life to your neglected basement.
Air Out Your Small Bathroom
If you’ve got a tiny, yet functional, bathroom and you want to let a little light in, spring for installing a hopper window. You can open it for fresh air and to let out excess moisture from the shower, keeping your bathroom clean and mold or mildew free. The addition of a window will also bring in extra light, making your bathroom feel less like a cave and more like the functional spa that it is.
Insulation and Security
Hopper windows offer a high level of insulation, which means great efficiency and a lower energy bill. Similar to casement windows, hopper windows are made to press up against their frame ensuring that no unwanted air leaks through. Hopper windows are also usually quite small, so they won’t let unwanted strangers into your home. This also means that they aren’t a great exit in case of a fire. But for bringing a little light and air into a tiny space in your home, they’ll do just the trick.
If you’ve got a basement that desperately needs hopper windows to turn it from a dark dungeon into a liveable family space, give Peak Custom Remodeling a call!