Basement Window Behavior
Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt for basement windows.
Safety: When you are deciding what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your primary priority. It is crucial to explore your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a certain size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various 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 deciding on a window style, you must establish how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is mandatory by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you plan to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the larger it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a professional to complete your project. With a quality product and a professional installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 518-310-2118 or visit us at our Plattsburgh showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.