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
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.