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
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.