Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most 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 picking what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your top priority. It is important to research your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a regulated 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 multiple 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 decide 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 spot, but the lack of light can compress the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Just as 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 professional installation, you can be satisfied 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 410-698-1950 or meet us at our Hunt Valley showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our experts.