Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt 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 crucial to investigate your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a specific size or conduct 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 multiple basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most frequent 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 mandatory 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 larger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can constrict the space.

Save Energy: Well-built 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 quality installation, you can be confident in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 301-637-0762 or come see us at our Baltimore showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our experts.