Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt for basement windows.

Safety: When you are choosing what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your top priority. It is crucial to explore 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 vision. The most common 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 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 confine the space.

Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Just as important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a quality installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at (210) 361-3496 or visit us at our San Antonio showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our specialists.