Window Accessories for Hopper Windows

October 11, 2010

Hopper windows are a great fit for smaller spaces that require ventilation. The windows open by swinging in from the top, which not only maximizes airflow, but also makes these transom-style windows a breeze to clean. Window accessories for hopper windows can customize these simple windows to enhance your home's look, and they can also increase the safety and functionality of the window.

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Cosmetic Enhancements for Hopper Windows

  • Casements. Hopper window casements can be either wood or vinyl. Both of these options comes in a wide variety of colors to suit any décor.
  • Hinges. While hidden when closed, the hinges on hopper windows come in such finishes as brass, nickel, gold, and more.
  • Lever handles. Hopper windows open easily: with just the flick of a handle you can purchase in many styles and finishes.
  • Crank handles. Another option is a crank-style handle, such as the type used on casement windows. Some crank handles can be folded away for a smoother look.
  • Extension jambs. These can be custom made to make any size hopper window fit seamlessly into the existing wall.
  • Window film or tinting. Hopper windows can prove difficult when searching for window treatments, but the nature of the window offers a lot of visibility into the house. Consider using window films or treatments for privacy.

Security Enhancements for Hopper Windows

While all windows require a look at security, hopper windows are unique because they are often used in basements or at ground level.

  • Sash locks. These are installed at the opening of the window, and when pulled tightly, they seal the sash to the frame.
  • Window locks. Attached to the frame and window, these key-operated locks offer another level of safety.

Window accessories for hopper windows can make this retro-style window a unique, functional option for your smaller spaces, and to enhance larger, architectural windows.

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