Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Usually, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover 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 primary priority. It is important to investigate your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a certain size or operate in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are frequently referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are various basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on 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 more open it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the lack of light can compress 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 fine installation and you can hire a professional to finish your project. With a quality product and a professional installation, you can be happy in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 240-293-1068 or visit us at our Annapolis showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our specialists.