Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their style – 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 picking what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your primary priority. It is essential to investigate your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a specific size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation. These are frequently referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are various 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 choose 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 bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you live 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 satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 812-234-0729 or visit us at our Terre Haute showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.