Awning Windows and Hopper Windows
Our awning windows hinge at the top and open at the bottom, making them perfect fits for kitchens and bathrooms. Our hopper windows hinge at the bottom and open at the top, and are ideal for most basements.
Thompson Creek’s® awning and hopper windows are constructed using the highest-quality materials – including the most energy efficient glass – so they can stand the test of time and brave the elements. Our windows are beautiful, easy to operate, carry a Thompson Creek® No-Hassle Warranty and Buyer Protection Guarantee that delivers a sustainable return on investment.
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What is the difference between a hopper window and an awning window? A replacement awning window hinges at the top and opens at the bottom, making them perfect fits for kitchens and bathrooms. A replacement hopper window, on the other hand, hinges at the bottom and opens at the top, and is ideal for most basements.
In most cases, our factory-trained crews can replace every window in one day. Since each window is custom built to fit your current window openings, there is no need for “wall surgery,” so you’ll avoid the mess and inconvenience of a lengthy installation process. Overall, your awning & hopper window installation time will vary depending on the specific project.
In order to buy an awning or hopper window, we recommend partnering with a professional window company that manufactures their own energy efficient products, has a proven reputation for quality products and customer service, and provides a comprehensive warranty on every product they sell – including installation and labor.
It also makes sense to work with a company that manufactures their products locally, which saves a significant amount on shipping charges. At Thompson Creek, we are accountable for the entire process from window design through installation. Additionally, we participate in the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) certification and labeling process, as well as the ENERGY STAR® program.
What is the cost of replacement awning & hopper windows? There is no set rate to determine the cost of your replacement hopper or awning windows. We recommend requesting a free no obligation quote, which includes a consultation with one of our experts. At the end of that consultation, you will receive a written proposal with the finished price and any available financing options.
Low-emissivity, or low-e glass, is a very thin coat of material that reflects heat away from the window’s surface, keeping heat out in the summer and inside in the winter. Low-e glass is the most cost-effective way to increase the efficiency of your windows. It can also help reduce the amount of ultraviolet radiation entering your home, reducing discoloration or fading to your furniture and carpet.
ENERGY STAR® is an independent U.S. government program that establishes a set of guidelines to recognize the energy efficiency of various products. ENERGY STAR® guidelines are used for a variety of building materials including windows and doors. Over the past 10 years, ENERGY STAR® guidelines have helped double the efficiency of the windows they endorse.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) sets all performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the window industry. When a product passes AAMA tests, it guarantees reliable performance if properly installed.
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit organization created by the Department of Energy and the window and door industry. The NFRC provides energy performance ratings on windows and doors. The NFRC label on a window or door informs consumers about a product’s U-factor, which takes into account a product’s ability to block warming caused by sunlight, light transmittance and air leakage through cracks in the product’s assembly.
Buying a new awning or hopper window can definitely save you energy for the long term. The amount of energy depends on various factors, such as how many windows you currently have, the windows’ age and condition, wall and attic insulation, as well as how you use other items in your home that use energy. Thompson Creek windows exceed ENERGY STAR® standards and can help lower heating and cooling bills.
Almost without exception, new awning or hopper windows will add significant value to your property. First, when it’s time to sell your home, the new buyer will negotiate your asking price downward when they factor in the cost of windows that will need to be repaired or replaced. Second, studies show that the two most important items on a new homebuyer’s list are energy efficiency and less exterior maintenance. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, a homeowner can recoup a significant portion of the cost of a typical window replacement project. The replacement awning & hopper windows’ value is worth the investment.
Hopper and awning windows are used primarily in basement window applications. They provide proper ventilation in small window spaces. Some of the key benefits of awning & hopper windows is that they can fit in small applications and seal up extremely tight but also allow you ventilation. Basements are typically the most damp place in the home, and being able to let the fresh air do its job is key to keeping mildew and mold out.
How do you buy a new awning or hopper window? You will need to measure your current opening and check with manufacturers specs to make sure it will fit. The installation of these types of windows can be somewhat complicated. For example, if the current window is set in concrete, (as many are) you will first need to create a jamb. This can be done by adding a 1x frame to the opening, and then you will check your measurement for the correct size window. Additionally, you can call Thompson Creek for a free estimate on your window replacement project. Learning how to buy a new awning & hopper window is made easy with our team of experts.
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