Basement Window Behavior
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 professional to 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.