Windows can make your basement more pleasant-and safe. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Syracuse are made to let more light into the basement rooms than the conventional, smaller, rectangular windows that sit above ground. They also provide an escape in case of an emergency.
Now, many people plan for windows in their basement design when they build new houses. But, you don't have to be limited by your home's design if it only has smaller, more traditional basement windows. Even though it may seem like a complex undertaking, the basic procedure of adding a new basement window is about as simple as digging a hole in your yard and cutting out a space in your wall. The job generally only takes a day or two and could raise the value of your home-especially if you are adding a bedroom to your home.
So, what makes basement windows different from other windows? The main difference between a basement, or egress, window and standard windows is that basement windows need to be large enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements found in building codes. It's important that you completely understand local building codes before you purchase basement windows. We can help!
Not only can basement windows enhance your basement living space by improving its light, safety and design, but they can help stablilize the temperature. Like all Pella® windows, our basement windows are made to withstand some of the most extreme weather and are ENERGY STAR® certified, which may help save you money on energy costs.
Most of our replacement window product lines include basement window replacement choices that meet emergency requirements and provide you the peace of mind you get from adding safety features to your home. Visit your Syracuse showroom to learn more.