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
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 Overland Park
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our experts.