Basement Replacement Windows
Most basement windows are usually of the more short and long variety and it takes a specific window style to accommodate most homes. The three most common types of windows used in basements are awning, hopper, and slider windows. Depending on your resources and style, you'll find the window that best suits your needs.
Just like a double hung turned on its side, sliders are the window we'd normally recommend for basements. Their easy to open to get lots of ventilation and its simple to remove both sashes for quick cleaning, something hopper and awning windows aren’t able to do.
Like an awning window but it pulls in from the top. These are typically the most common windows that you'll see in basements because of their ease and their inexpensive price. Hoppers will generally not give you as much ventilation as an awning or a slider.
The awning window will crank out like a sideways casement window and open from the bottom, like an awning. They're a popular choice A) because during rain storms, you can open your windows for ventilation and not have to worry about water in your basement and B) only using one piece of glass will allow more sunlight in than a slider. Certain people may have problems with these windows though as some basement windows are encased with cement that won’t allow for an awning window to easily open or the house is next to a walkway which the open window could impede.