Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Usually, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid 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 primary priority. It is essential to research your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a specific size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are frequently referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the more open it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the lack of light can constrict the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to complete 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 satisfaction and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 205-236-7269 or come see us at our Birmingham showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our specialists.