Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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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 professional to 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.