Usually, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most homeowners care most
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 picking what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your top
priority. It is essential to research
your local building guidelines, as they may require that
windows are a specific size or operate
in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation.
These are frequently referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are many
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. 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 need
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 constrict the space.
Save Energy: Well-made
energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly 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 happy in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
217-443-3355 or meet us at our Danville
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our professionals.