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
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.