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
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.