Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest 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 first priority. It is important to explore your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a certain size or conduct 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 choice. The most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a window style, you must decide 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 plan to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger 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. Equally 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 enjoyment and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 615-348-8786 or visit us at our Nashville showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our professionals.