Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt 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 essential to research your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation. These are commonly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are multiple basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most common 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 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 more open it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can compress the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality 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 successful installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 507-847-1060 or come see us at our Rochester showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our professionals.