Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Naturally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many 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 quest 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 top priority. It is essential to explore your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a specific 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 multiple basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a window style, you must choose 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 space, but the lack of light can constrict the space.

Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you live 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 satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 202-594-3979 or meet us at our Gaithersburg showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our experts.