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
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.