Naturally, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, countless homeowners care most
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 picking what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your top
priority. It is important to explore
your local building rules, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or operate
in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation.
These are commonly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The
most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a
window style, you must decide how or if you want it to
open, the size you would like it (or that is required
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. Equally important to
the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a
complete your project. With a quality product and a successful
installation, you can be confident in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
307-733-0535 or visit us at our Jackson
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our specialists.