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 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 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
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.