Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care greatly 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 essential to research your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work in a certain way to allow you to evacuate 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 choosing a window style, you must establish 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 want 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 compress the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Just as important to the product is a fine installation and you can hire a professional to finish 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 828-202-8673 or come see us at our Asheville showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our professionals.