Ever feel like your New Jersey living space needs a bit more light and fresh air? Whether your home is a 200-year-old Colonial style or a more modern neo-classic villa, there might be a perfect place for awning or hopper replacement windows to add lots of light and ventilation in an energy-efficient, easy-to-open package.
For years, awning and hopper windows (or windows designed much like them) have functioned in particularly hard-to-reach areas of a home—like above bathtubs or kitchen sinks, or near the ceiling of a basement.
Here’s what you need to know about both hopper and awning style replacement windows to get a good idea of whether these Renewal by Andersen home improvement options are the right choice for your space.
Awning windows aren’t quite as popular as their more well-known double-hung and casement window cousins, ut they offer classic style and efficiency in certain spaces that no other window can match.
Awning windows are typically wider than they are tall. They are hinged at the top and swing outward when opened. One of the appeals of awning windows is that they work well in almost any space with limited access. Many people choose awning windows to place over traditional casement windows or doors, in bathrooms or kitchens, or even in nurseries and children’s rooms—anywhere you want lots of ventilation in a narrow space.
In a children’s room, awning windows placed high, near the ceiling, keep little hands from opening and closing windows, which eliminates safety hazards. In bathrooms, these higher, wide-but-short window styles offer privacy along with ample light and ventilation, especially when installed with frosted privacy glass. We offer four beautiful patterned glass options for New Jersey homeowners to choose from that increase privacy without compromising your decorating style or energy conservation goals.
Many people also choose awning windows as an accent over casement or picture windows and doors to allow for ventilation even when it’s raining lightly outside. Because the windows tilt outwards, they act as a small roof to keep light rains away from the window opening without stifling airflow.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey replacement awning windows are available in six exterior colors and your choice of either natural pine or white interiors, so they’re sure to work well with your existing décor. Compressible weather stripping and superior high R-factor glass also make these among the most energy-efficient windows available.
Even less common than awning windows, hopper windows do have a function—albeit a very specific one. Hopper windows are also typically wider than they are tall. Unlike awning windows, however, they swing inward from the top, usually with one easy-to-grab handle.
Basements, attics, and garages are all ideal candidates for hopper windows. Like their awning window cousins, hoppers seal remarkably well for a non-fixed window, making them one of the best values in terms of energy efficiency while they’re closed and ventilation while they’re open.
Simplicity: No Hassles, No Fuss
Simplicity is a great adjective to describe awning and hopper style windows. Simple to operate, simple to clean and simple to dress. Since these two styles are usually complementary windows and not used as the focal point of your room, many New Jersey homeowners skip embellishments. However, grille patterns can either extend a decorating theme from the lower window or add an eye catching decorative touch that mirrors your architectural elements.
Learn More About Awning and Hopper Replacement Windows in New Jersey Today
Windows do so much more than just block drafts and let you take an occasional peak outside to check the weather. The replacement windows you install in your home impact the health, safety and comfort of your family.
If you’re not sure which type of window would work best in your space, talk to a Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey replacement window consultant about your options. They’ll be able to suggest solutions to lighten up your space and improve room ventilation without breaking the bank or compromising your home’s architectural style.
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