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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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

Safety: When you are choosing 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 rules, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

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

Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you remain 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 finish your project. With a quality product and a professional installation, you can be confident in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 270-216-5253 or meet us at our Murray showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our specialists.
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