Naturally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, many homeowners care greatly
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid
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 first
priority. It is important to explore
your local building rules, 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 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 selecting 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 plan
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the larger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, 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 high-quality installation and you can hire a
complete your project. With a quality product and a professional
installation, you can be confident 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
781-239-1161 or visit us at our Wellesley
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our professionals.