Usually, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, countless homeowners care greatly
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover
you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest
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 primary
priority. It is important to investigate
your local building codes, as they may require that
windows are a certain size or operate
in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation.
These are frequently referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a
window style, you must decide how or if you want it to
open, the size you would like it (or that is mandatory
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 more
open it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the
lack of light can compress the space.
Save Energy: Well-built
energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to
the product is a fine installation and you can hire a
finish your project. With a quality product and a professional
installation, you can be happy 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
240-293-1068 or visit us at our Annapolis
showroom for more safety tips and installation methods
from our specialists.