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
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.