Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Usually, homeowners favor the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid 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 crucial to research your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are frequently referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a window style, you must decide 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the more open it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Just as 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 quality 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 217-356-6474 or meet us at our Champaign showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our professionals.