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
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
301-957-7000 or visit us at our Washington DC
showroom for more safety tips and installation methods
from our specialists.