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
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.