Usually, homeowners choose the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, many homeowners care most
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 choosing what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your top
priority. It is important to explore
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 regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The
most familiar 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 space, but the
lack of light can compress the space.
Save Energy: Well-built
energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to
the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a
finish 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 enjoyment
and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at
270-684-3028 or visit us at our Owensboro
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our experts.