Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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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 professional to 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.