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
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.