Basement Windows is often referred to as hopper windows or passes through windows. Hopper or pass through windows are generally inexpensive and are perfect for bathrooms with small ceilings and large windows that face the outdoors. They consist of two panes of glass, which are attached on either side to a stationary window frame which opens to reveal larger panes of glass at the panes’ tops. Hopper or pass through windows can be made of a variety of materials including wood, vinyl, frames made of metal, and fiberglass. Windows are generally easy to use and require little maintenance. Most have a locking mechanism and a knob or a pull that controls the opening and closing of the glass.
Installing basement windows can be a challenging project for someone lacking experience in window installation. It is important to make sure you install your window in a proper, air tight fit. If you are not familiar with installing windows then it would be wise to hire a professional to do the job. There are many great products on the market today that make the process very easy even for an amateur.
In order to ensure a tight fit in your window wells, start by measuring the window well dimensions. Next, measure the inside curve of each sash, wainscot and molding for the window well. Once you have the measurements you will need, take a measuring tape and affix it to the inside of the inside sash and inside curve of each wainscot/mold. This will allow you to get a good idea of the size opening that you will need for your new basement windows.
There are many great kits on the market today that make replacing your windows easy and provide you with the knowledge that you need to make your basement windows energy efficient. You can save hundreds of dollars when you take the time to replace your windows yourself. In addition, you can learn a lot by doing it yourself, so you will save even more money in the long run.
It’s really not that hard to make your basement windows energy efficient. Casement window wells, sliding glass door frames, and storm windows are all great ways to keep fresh air flowing in your home. You can also learn a lot about your home from visiting home improvement websites and reading books on window installation and repair. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about your windows if you are unsure of the steps you need to take to keep your air clean and energy bills low.