Naturally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, countless homeowners care ultimately
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid
you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your search
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 important to investigate
your local building guidelines, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or work
in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation.
These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple
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 deciding on 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 want
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the
lack of light can constrict the space.
Save Energy: Well-made
energy efficient windows can help you stay 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
finalize your project. With a quality product and a professional
installation, you can be confident 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
(888) 883-8364 or meet us at our Colorado Springs
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our professionals.