Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest for basement windows.

Safety: When you are deciding what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your top priority. It is important to investigate your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a window style, you must decide how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is required by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you plan to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Just as important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a professional installation, you can be happy in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at (888) 841-5667 or visit us at our Denver showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our professionals.