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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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 professional to 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 603-945-0181 or meet us at our Portsmouth showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.
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