Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most 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 deciding what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your first
priority. It is important to investigate
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 regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a
window style, you must establish 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 plan
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 compress the space.
Save Energy: Well-built
energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to
the product is a promising installation and you can hire a
complete your project. With a quality product and a quality
installation, you can be confident 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
989-317-2558 or visit us at our Mt. Pleasant
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our specialists.