Basement Window Behavior
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 professional to 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.