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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Usually, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care ultimately about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help 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 rules, 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 commonly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are various 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 mandatory by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you plan to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the more open it will look. Many basements are a larger space, 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 fine installation and you can hire a professional to complete your project. With a quality product and a professional installation, you can be confident in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 603-225-1953 or meet us at our Concord showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our specialists.
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