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
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.