Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, countless homeowners care ultimately
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover
you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt
for basement windows.
Safety: When you
are choosing what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your primary
priority. It is important to research
your local building codes, as they may require that
windows are a specific size or operate
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 required
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 area, but the
lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Top-quality
energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Just as 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 satisfied in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction
and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at
231-622-4417 or meet us at our Petoskey
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our experts.