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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover 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 top priority. It is important to investigate your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work in a certain way to allow you to get out 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 familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a window style, you must choose how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is enforced 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 remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a professional to complete your project. With a quality product and a professional installation, you can be confident in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 207-517-2331 or visit us at our South Portland showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our specialists.
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