Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care most 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 primary priority. It is important to investigate your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a specific size or operate in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are various basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. 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 required 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 space, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a fine installation and you can hire a professional to complete 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 515-219-7723 or meet us at our Des Moines showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our experts.