Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help 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 first priority. It is essential to investigate your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are commonly 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 choosing a window style, you must decide 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can constrict 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 finalize 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 enjoyment and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 508-939-3464 or meet us at our Fall River showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.