Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Naturally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care most about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest 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 top priority. It is crucial to investigate your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation. These are frequently referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are multiple basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on 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 want to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the more open it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Just as important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a successful installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 269-215-4157 or visit us at our Kalamazoo showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.