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 killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest for basement windows.

Safety: When you are deciding what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your first priority. It is essential to explore your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a certain size or work in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation. These are commonly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are multiple 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 selecting a window style, you must decide 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 plan 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 constrict the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you remain 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, your satisfaction and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 866-539-4196 or meet us at our North Carolina showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our specialists.