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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Normally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care most 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 primary priority. It is essential 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 get out in an emergency situation. These are frequently 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 deciding on a window style, you must establish 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 more open it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can constrict the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a quality 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 biggest priority. Contact us at 401-315-7032 or come see us at our Westerly showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our specialists.
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