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
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.