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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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

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

Style: There are various 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 choosing a window style, you must decide how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is mandatory 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 larger it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Just as important to the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a professional to finish your project. With a quality product and a successful 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 top priority. Contact us at 812-234-0729 or come see us at our Terre Haute showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our professionals.
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