What are Awning Windows and Hopper Windows?

Here at Monumental Windows and Doors, we need to continue to spread the word about our products so that you, the customer, can work with our dealers toward the best results. Awning and hopper windows are some of our best-selling products — and we get a lot of questions about what they are, the differences between them, and how they work. Let’s begin with a product introduction.

Monumental 2100 Series Awning and Hopper Projected Windows

Monumental’s 2100 Series Awning and Hopper Projected Window is the epitome of versatility packed into a sleek, compact frame. This series offers a myriad of applications, making it a go-to choice for projected window needs, where ventilation and security needs intersect.

Dive into its offerings:

Awning Windows

Engineered for optimum ventilation, our awning windows offer a variety of features. Perfect for compact spaces, above sinks, or countertops, they effortlessly blend functionality with space-saving design.

Hopper Windows

Designed to open inward from the bottom hinge, our hopper windows are ideal for basements and low-lying areas, as well as placement in upper areas, to help circulate fresh air, especially where security is a concern. Easy to clean and boasting unobstructed views, they redefine comfort and accessibility.

Both awning and hopper windows boast premium features:

  • Thermally broken aluminum framing enhances energy efficiency.
  • Mechanically fastened corners ensure enduring strength.
  • Heavy-duty hardware ensures smooth operation.
  • High-performance glass maximizes energy efficiency.
  • Fabricated for 1″ glazing to suit various needs.
  • Flexible design adapts to diverse applications.
  • Modern details exude a contemporary aesthetic.
  • Effortless operation adds convenience to functionality.
  • Robust construction guarantees long-lasting performance.

Meticulously crafted with mitered and mechanically fastened corners, our windows offer seamless integration, while insect screens, installed without the need for fasteners, maintain aesthetics without compromising functionality.

Hardware options include concealed 4-bar stainless steel hinges for awning and hopper windows, with hopper windows offering ring & pole and cam hardware, and awning windows featuring cam or rotary hardware.

Discover customization options:

  • Available in single and multi-lite configurations.
  • Wide range of sizes and configurations cater to diverse needs.
  • Custom colors to complement your décor.

Looking beyond awning and hopper windows, our 2100 Series extends its offerings:

  • Fixed Windows: Ideal for applications where ventilation isn’t required, available in various sizes and configurations.
  • Casement Windows: Offers superior ventilation with outward opening, easy-clean design, and versatility in sizes and configurations.

The 2100 Series has you covered. Contact us today to explore the perfect projected window solution for your space.

Learn More About Awning and Hopper Windows

Among the many window options available, awning and hopper windows stand out for their unique design and functionality. Let’s dive deeper into understanding awning and hopper windows, exploring their features, benefits, and ideal applications.

Understanding Awning Windows

Awning windows are characterized by the ability to open outward from the bottom, resembling a shade awning. This unique configuration offers several advantages:

Optimal Ventilation: Awning windows promote excellent airflow into the living space. This makes them ideal for areas where consistent ventilation is desired, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or laundry rooms.

Space-Saving Design: Their outward-opening mechanism makes awning windows perfect for compact spaces or areas with limited clearance. They can be installed above countertops, sinks, or in basements, maximizing both functionality and space utilization.

Weather Resistance: When closed, awning windows create a tight seal against the frame, offering enhanced protection against drafts, moisture, and inclement weather conditions.

Exploring Hopper Windows

In contrast, hopper windows are hinged at the bottom and open inward, similar to the operation of a hopper. This configuration offers its own set of benefits:

Basement and Low-Lying Areas: Hopper windows are particularly well-suited for basements or areas with limited exterior space. Their inward-opening design allows for easy operation and maintenance, making them a practical choice for spaces with restricted access.

Security and Privacy: When closed, hopper windows provide an added layer of security and privacy, as the inward-opening mechanism prevents intruders from accessing the interior of the home.

Natural Light and Ventilation: Despite their smaller size, hopper windows allow ample natural light to enter the space while offering adequate ventilation. This makes them suitable for various rooms within the home, including basements, bathrooms, or utility areas.

Versatility and Customization Options

Both awning and hopper windows offer versatility in terms of design, configuration, and customization options. Homeowners can choose from a variety of materials, finishes, and hardware to complement their existing decor and architectural style. Additionally, these windows are available in customizable single or multi-lite configurations from Monumental Windows and Doors, allowing for further customization to meet specific design preferences and requirements.

 Awning and hopper windows are not only functional but also versatile additions to any home. Whether you’re looking to maximize ventilation, save space, or enhance security, these windows offer practical solutions for a wide range of applications. By understanding their unique features and benefits, homeowners can make informed decisions when selecting windows for their homes, ensuring both functionality and aesthetics are seamlessly integrated into their living spaces.

Learn more about our awning and hopper projection windows here.