Basement Window Behavior
Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless 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 deciding what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your first priority. It is crucial to research your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a specific size or work in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are commonly 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 establish 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 want 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 compress the space.
Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to finish your project. With a quality product and a quality installation, you can be confident in the window and its installation for years to come.Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 507-625-6933 or come see us at our Mankato showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our experts.