basement hoppers vs sliders

ontariomomOctober 2, 2011

Hi everyone,

Just wondered if you think it would be better to get hopper style windows over sliders for our basement windows. I figured hoppers would let in more light as most basement windows have window wells. However, I worried a bit about security with hopper windows, and also thought window treatments might be a bit more challenging (esp for the window going in the basement bathroom).

What window style do you prefer for basement windows?



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Windows on Washington Ltd

Totally a personal preference issue.

There is not real security or that much of a visible light offset with either window.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 11:18PM
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I prefer sliders or even glass block. I think you would lose more light with slider .

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 11:31PM
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+Slider = probably less expensive
+ Hopper = minimally more light
+ Hopper = double the amount of ventilation

    Bookmark   October 3, 2011 at 11:13AM
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