Basement Window Behavior
Usually, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care most 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 top priority. It is important to explore your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a specific size or operate in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are frequently referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple 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 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 larger it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Top-quality 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 finalize 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 & Doors - Victoria, your enjoyment and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 250-475-1277 or come see us at our Victoria showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our experts.