Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their style – 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 aid 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 essential to explore your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a certain size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are various basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a window style, you must decide 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 want to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the more open it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can constrict the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly 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 satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 913-246-5101 or visit us at our Kansas City showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our experts.