Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most 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 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 top
priority. It is crucial to investigate
your local building rules, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or work
in a certain way to allow you to escape 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 frequent 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 mandatory
by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you need
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger 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
finish your project. With a quality product and a quality
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
603-427-0677 or meet us at our Portsmouth
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our experts.