Normally, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their style –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, many homeowners care ultimately
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 picking what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your primary
priority. It is important to research
your local building guidelines, as they may require that
windows are a specific size or operate
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 choice. The
most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a
window style, you must establish 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 want
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the larger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the
lack of light can constrict the space.
Save Energy: Well-made
energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to
the product is a promising installation and you can hire a
finalize your project. With a quality product and a successful
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) 957-7000 or meet us at our Beltsville
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our experts.