Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest for basement windows.

Safety: When you are picking what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your top priority. It is important to research your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a specific size or work 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 many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a window style, you must choose how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is mandatory by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you want to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the larger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to 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 needs and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 315-565-0399 or visit us at our Syracuse showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our professionals.