Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Usually, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their characteristics – 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 picking what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your primary priority. It is crucial to explore your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a certain size or operate in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are frequently referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are various 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 selecting a window style, you must establish 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger 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 live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a successful installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 301-354-3689 or meet us at our Falls Church showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our professionals.