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
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
978-373-2500 or visit us at our Haverhill
showroom for more safety tips and installation methods
from our experts.