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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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 professional to 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.
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