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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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 professional to 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.
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