Usually, 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 greatly
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid
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 primary
priority. It is essential to explore
your local building rules, as they may require that
windows are a certain size or work
in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation.
These are commonly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The
most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing 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 area, but the
lack of light can compress 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
complete your project. With a quality product and a professional
installation, you can be happy in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
385-203-8083 or meet us at our Salt Lake City
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our experts.