Basement Window Behavior
Normally, 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 most 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 picking what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your primary priority. It is crucial to explore your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or operate in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a window style, you must choose 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 want 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 compress the space.
Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to complete your project. With a quality product and a successful 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 highest priority. Contact us at 208-373-0002 or visit us at our Boise showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our professionals.