Usually, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, countless homeowners care most
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid
you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your search
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 first
priority. It is crucial to research
your local building codes, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or operate
in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation.
These are frequently referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are many
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a
window style, you must choose 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 need
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the more
open it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the
lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Well-made
energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to
the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a
complete your project. With a quality product and a successful
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 highest priority. Contact us at
518-414-5302 or visit us at our Albany
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our professionals.