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
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
205-778-2050 or come see us at our Birmingham
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our specialists.