Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover 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 first priority. It is essential to investigate your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a specific size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to escape 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 selecting 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 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 compress the space.

Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Just as important to the product is a fine installation and you can hire a professional to finish your project. With a quality product and a quality installation, you can be confident in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 978-291-7441 or visit us at our Haverhill showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our experts.