Hopper windows are built on the same engineering principles as awning windows, with the difference that they open from the top. They are suitable for basements, attics and other spaces that might not have enough wall area for larger windows, yet require ventilation.
Hopper windows also double up as egress windows in basements, attics and other rooms that require them according to Canadian building codes. Featuring our Energy Star rated triple glazing and low-E argon-filled glass chambers, our hopper windows will assure your peace of mind when it comes to insulation, energy-saving, and safety.
While it may seem like a simple process, picking the right type of window to fit a particular room in your home is not always easy, and in fact, various considerations should be made when attempting to add the perfect window into space. For example, a potentially overlooked quality of any window is the functionally in which it provides the homeowner. To clarify, you will find that the direction of a given window can vary greatly, ranging from opening from the sides, top, or bottom which all have their unique pros and cons. In the case of a hopper window, it is opened from the top or the bottom, however, unlike an awning that is opened outwardly and away from the direction of your home, the hopper window opens inwardly facing the interior. This design choice can offer several advantages and disadvantages that dictate where it may best in certain rooms or locations.
As briefly mentioned, these windows are ideal for rooms that have a limited amount of space such as a basement, attic, or even a bathroom. This is because the design allows you to take advantage of the full-frame of the window when it is being opened or closed. One of the main functions of this type of window is its ability to provide needed ventilation without taking up too much space. This will also help control the humidity of the room as the added ventilation does an excellent job of eliminating excess moisture present in the air. Moreover, the hopper window provides excellent security because they are quite a small window. Due to this, it is extremely unlikely that an individual could possibly break into your home via these windows because they are much to compact for a person to fit through.
While it is clear the windows are made more for functionality than as a decorative addition to your home, it is still important to note that these windows are not optimal if you are looking for certain benefits other windows may offer. For example, given the small nature of it, you can not expect them to provide much natural lighting to the space, especially if they are installed in a larger area of the home. As such, they are not recommended in spaces in need of a lot of lighting courtesy of an added window. In addition, hopper windows are not very conducive to window treatments to cover or modify it. Due to this, this can lead to less privacy as it may be easier for individuals outside to look through them into your home. This said it is possible to tint or film over the windows in order to gain a bit more privacy by not allowing unwanted visitors to take a look inside the house.
Overall, if you are looking to buy a window that can fit seamlessly in the smaller areas of your home and provide additional ventilation and humidity regulation, the hopper window may be your best bet depending on what you are aiming for.Request a Quote
At Canglow, we are offering you 100% Lead-Free Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC windows. These windows are extremely strong and will last a very long time while saving you a lot of money on your energy bill.
Our windows have the highest number of internal air chambers, giving you the very best insulation and sound-blocking abilities while providing the best thermal and energy performances from any window on the market.
Our windows do not require window frames, sealants and adhesives making them higher in performance and so much nicer to look at. Our windows are totally waterproof and airtight.
Unit has 13/16″ overall thickness. We offer multiple options for glazing and thickness depending on the model.Request a Quote
We service all the areas in Alberta and Northwest Territories from Red Deer to Yellowknife. If you live anywhere within this area, you can count on our expertise for all of your windows and doors needs. Our head office is located in Edmonton.
We provide a variety of interior vinyl trims for vinyl windows for an elegant, adaptable look. We have a combination of advanced technology along with the best materials that are not only durable and flawless but will retain their colour for years to come. We offer a variety of standard finishing options including wood stain, contemporary and classic rosettes.
We provide window jambs in four sizes to give you a seamless window installation that is perfect. For added resilience, we provide wood jamb extensions, frame moldings, and corner blocks for great longevity. These interior fittings are made from the highest-quality, durable Lead-Free PVC powder compound that requires absolutely no maintenance.
Our quality brick molds are made from a very long-lasting compound uPVC powder that is designed to withstand the harshest elements throughout the year. Our brick molds are made from maintenance-free materials that are available in a variety of colours and sizes for great longevity and beautiful curbside appeal.
Our double-pane clear glass windows will give you the best protection from outside noises in comparison to single-pane glass. These windows offer the best protection from temperatures by creating an easy flow of hot and cold air from both outside and inside.
Low-E, commonly known as low-emissivity glass, was developed to minimize the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light coming through the glass without affecting the amount of light that will enter your home. Our Low-E glass is an excellent choice for decreasing your home energy costs throughout the entire year. Low-E glass cuts back on your home's heat loss by lowering radiant heat transfer by reflecting interior heat back into your home. It also distributes sun rays, allowing for more light coming into your home for using solar energy. This process will give you extra heat while reducing your reliance on heating. This will save you around 60% of your energy costs.
During the summer months, the same process is in effect, just in reverse. Low-E glass windows will reduce the flow of hot air coming into your interior. This specialty produced coating will reduce the effects of the sun's UV rays which, over time, will fade fabrics and carpeting.
Our triple-pane glass windows are the most effective energy savers on the market. The extra pane of glass easily balances temperatures inside your home for the highest level of comfort during every season. During the winter months, cold air will stay outside and warm air will stay inside. Again, the process is in reverse during the summer months.
Triple-pane glass windows have a special coating that is applied to the glass in order to eliminate the increase of solar heat while providing an increase in energy performance. The extra pane of glass really does offer a new, and better level of insulation, airflow, and will save on the cost of energy.Request a Quote
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