Naturally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most 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 deciding what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your first
priority. It is essential to explore
your local building guidelines, 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 regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are many
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The
most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a
window style, you must choose 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 plan
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the
lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Well-made
energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to
the product is a fine installation and you can hire a
finish your project. With a quality product and a successful
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 highest priority. Contact us at
309-663-7132 or meet us at our Bloomington
showroom for more safety tips and installation methods
from our professionals.