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A perfect replacement window contractor (or contracting firm) is the one that delivers quality work fairly fast for a fair price. Finding this contractor requires research both online and offline. You must ask the contractor about the material he recommends (vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum or what?), installation fees per window, support cost, time frame, and license number. You always MUST request quotes from multiple contractors so you can compare and decide. You can get a quote from several contractors for free, describe your project in the above form.

Window Styles

Windows are designed in different shapes for different areas of your home. These styles include Casement windows, Double hung windows, Sliding windows, Hopper windows, Awning windows, Fixed windows and Bay or Bow type windows. Choosing the right window is tricky and depends on many factors including the window area design and architecture.

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A hopper window is normally used in smaller areas of the home that may require either minimal light or ventilation, such as a bathroom or a basement. The window is designed to be small, while still maintaining the ability to open and close. Traditional opening windows require two panes of glass; one of which slides behind the other in order to open. This, however, means that only half of the window can be open at a time. A hopper window bypasses this by having a hinge that can easily be pushed to open, angling the window outward from the top. It is closed by pulling a lever inward and latching the lock located, usually, near the top of the window. Opening in such a way allows for ventilation of hot air out, while cooler air can seep in through the sides. Additionally, since the window itself opens outward, a screen can be fitted in order to prevent pests and debris from entering a home. With a wide range of designs and various uses, a hopper window has many advantages. Although, there are some circumstances in which a different type of window would be best.

Advantages of a Hopper Window

  1. Readily available from both contractors and local home improvement establishments.
  2. Energy efficient: provides air, light, and keeps outside elements at bay with an air tight seal.
  3. Hinged opening permits the greatest ventilation for the allotted space.
  4. Easy to open and close with a simple level and lock design
  5. Available in many shapes, sizes, and materials that range from wood to vinyl.
  6. Easy cleaning access due to single window pane.
  7. Minimizes drafts at the bottom, or sill, level of the window.

    Disadvantages of a Hopper Window

  1. Only ideal in small areas.
  2. Allows only minimal light into a room, making it ineffective for large areas.
  3. Angled opening makes shades or blinds difficult, if not impossible, to use. This makes privacy a possible issue.
  4. While a screen may keep out debris, opening upwards allows easy access for precipitation of any kind. Forgetting to close it may mean a bathroom or basement exposed to rain and snow.
  5. Often being at or near ground level makes it accessible by burglars, so needed security features should to be taken into account.