Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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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 professional to 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.