Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care most about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help 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 primary priority. It is crucial to investigate your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a regulated 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 various basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a window style, you must establish 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, 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. Equally 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 confident in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 401-314-0814 or visit us at our Newport showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.