Usually, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, countless homeowners care greatly
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help
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 first
priority. It is essential to research
your local building codes, as they may require that
windows are a specific size or operate
in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation.
These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a
window style, you must choose 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 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 stay warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to
the product is a fine installation and you can hire a
finalize your project. With a quality product and a quality
installation, you can be happy in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction
and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at
336-203-0576 or meet us at our Greensboro
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our specialists.