Normally, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their style –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most 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 first
priority. It is crucial to investigate
your local building codes, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or operate
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 multiple
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The
most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a
window style, you must decide 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 bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the
lack of light can compress the space.
Save Energy: Well-built
energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to
the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a
finish 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 top priority. Contact us at
651-213-9049 or meet us at our St. Paul
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our professionals.