Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care greatly 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 essential to explore your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a specific size or work in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are multiple 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 choosing 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 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 compress the space.

Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a professional to finalize 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 needs and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 508-413-3004 or meet us at our Providence showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our experts.