Usually, homeowners favor the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most 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 top
priority. It is essential to investigate
your local building guidelines, as they may require that
windows are a specific size or work
in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation.
These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a
window style, you must choose 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 bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, 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. Uniformly important to
the product is a promising installation and you can hire a
finish 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 top priority. Contact us at
(508) 925-7149 or meet us at our Shrewsbury
showroom for more safety tips and installation methods
from our professionals.