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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Usually, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most 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 search 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 important to investigate your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a specific size or operate in a certain way to allow you to escape 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 frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a window style, you must establish 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the larger 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. Uniformly important to the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a successful installation, you can be confident 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 781-826-8005 or come see us at our Hingham showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.
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