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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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 professional to 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.
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