Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, many homeowners care most
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help
you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt
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 essential to explore
your local building rules, as they may require that
windows are a certain size or conduct
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 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 need
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the more
open it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, 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
complete your project. With a quality product and a professional
installation, you can be happy in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
612-249-7371 or meet us at our Minneapolis
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our professionals.