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, most 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 search
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 first
priority. It is crucial to investigate
your local building codes, as they may require that
windows are a specific size or operate
in a certain way to allow you to evacuate 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 common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a
window style, you must establish 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 more
open it will look. Many basements are a larger area, 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. Uniformly important to
the product is a promising installation and you can hire a
complete your project. With a quality product and a professional
installation, you can be happy in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
203-663-3778 or come see us at our Norwalk
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our experts.