Basement Window Behavior
Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest 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 top priority. It is crucial to investigate your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a specific size or work in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a window style, you must decide how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is enforced 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 space, but the lack of light can compress the space.
Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you stay 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 quality installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 217-423-7722 or visit us at our Decatur showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our professionals.