Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Usually, homeowners choose the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your search 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 primary priority. It is essential to research your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation. These are frequently referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most common 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 required by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you want 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 constrict the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality 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 finalize 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 needs and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 516-331-0031 or meet us at our Long Island showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our specialists.