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 wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt 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 essential to explore your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a certain size or operate in a certain way to allow you to evacuate 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 familiar 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 mandatory by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the larger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you stay 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 successful 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 highest priority. Contact us at (301) 327-3013 or visit us at our Washington DC showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our specialists.