Basement Window Behavior
Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many 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 quest for basement windows.
Safety: When you are choosing what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your top priority. It is essential to explore your local building codes, 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 commonly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various 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 want to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you live 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 happy in the window and its installation for years to come.Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 715-836-9301 or visit us at our Eau Claire showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our specialists.