Basement Window Behavior
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 professional to 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.