Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their characteristics – 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 help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest for basement windows.

Safety: When you are choosing what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your first priority. It is crucial to investigate your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a certain size or work in a certain way to allow you to escape 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 frequent 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger area, 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. Just as important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to complete your project. With a quality product and a quality installation, you can be satisfied 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 540-466-1918 or come see us at our Roanoke showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.