Basement Window Behavior
Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover 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 codes, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are commonly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. 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 enforced 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 larger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can constrict the space.
Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a fine installation and you can hire a professional to finish 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 biggest priority. Contact us at (413) 829-0299 or visit us at our Greenfield showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our professionals.