Windows can make your basement more pleasing-and safe. Large basement windows, frequently referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Woburn are made to let more light into the underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that sit above ground. They also provide an escape in case of an emergency.
Now, many people include windows in their basement design when they build new houses. But, you don't have to be restricted by your home's design if it only has smaller, more traditional basement windows. Though it may seem like a complicated project, the fundamental method of putting in a new basement window is about as simple as digging a hole in your yard and cutting out a space in your wall. The job typically only takes a day or two and could raise the value of your home-especially if you are adding a bedroom to your home.
So, why are basement windows different from other windows? The main difference between a basement, or egress, window and standard windows is that basement windows have to be large enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements found in building codes. Make sure you have a full understanding of local building codes before you purchase basement windows. We can help!
Not only can basement windows enhance your basement living space by improving its light, safety and design, but they can help keep your basement at a comfortable temperature. Like all Pella® windows, our basement windows are made to withstand harsh weather and are ENERGY STAR® certified, which may help save you money on energy costs.
Most of our replacement window product lines incorporate basement window replacement selections that meet emergency requirements and offer you the peace of mind you get from adding safety features to your home. Visit your Woburn showroom to learn more.