Naturally, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their style –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most homeowners care most
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover
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 first
priority. It is important to investigate
your local building guidelines, as they may require that
windows are a certain size or work
in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation.
These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are many
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most familiar 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 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 more
open it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the
lack of light can confine 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
finish your project. With a quality product and a quality
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
208-726-0060 or visit us at our Ketchum
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our experts.