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
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.