Normally, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, many homeowners care ultimately
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover
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 explore
your local building codes, as they may require that
windows are a certain size or work
in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation.
These are commonly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are many
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a
window style, you must choose how or if you want it to
open, the size you would like it (or that is required
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 remain warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to
the product is a promising installation and you can hire a
finish your project. With a quality product and a successful
installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
910-444-0729 or meet us at our Southern Pines
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our experts.