Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, 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 quest 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 primary priority. It is crucial 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 evacuate in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are multiple 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 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 space, but the lack of light can compress the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you remain 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 happy in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 901-401-9399 or meet us at our Memphis showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our professionals.