Basement Window Behavior
Usually, homeowners choose the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care ultimately 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 deciding what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your primary priority. It is crucial 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 commonly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The most common 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 required 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 bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can compress the space.
Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally 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 professional installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 845-663-1025 or come see us at our Kingston showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our professionals.