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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care greatly 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 first priority. It is essential to research your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a specific size or work in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are commonly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can constrict the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a professional to complete your project. With a quality product and a quality 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 biggest priority. Contact us at (781) 239-1161 or meet us at our Natick showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our experts.
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