Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Naturally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your search for basement windows.

Safety: When you are deciding 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 guidelines, as they may require that windows are a specific size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to get out 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 frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a window style, you must choose how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is enforced 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 more open 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 stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a professional installation, you can be confident 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 781-935-4947 or meet us at our Woburn showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our experts.