Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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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 professional to 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.