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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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 professional to 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.
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