Basement Window Behavior
Naturally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt 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 primary priority. It is important to explore your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are regularly 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 selecting 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 bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can constrict the space.
Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to complete 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 top priority. Contact us at 563-202-8576 or visit us at our Davenport showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our experts.