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
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
207-253-1856 or visit us at our South Portland
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our specialists.