Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Usually, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many 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 quest for basement windows.

Safety: When you are picking what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your primary priority. It is essential to research your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are commonly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The most frequent 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 bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can compress the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a quality installation, you can be confident in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at (314) 207-0622 or meet us at our Sunset Hills showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our specialists.