Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a killer 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 deciding what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your primary
priority. It is crucial to investigate
your local building guidelines, as they may require that
windows are a certain size or conduct
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 vision. The
most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a
window style, you must choose 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 larger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the
lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Top-quality
energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to
the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a
finalize your project. With a quality product and a successful
installation, you can be happy in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
919-324-0196 or come see us at our Raleigh
showroom for more safety tips and installation methods
from our specialists.