Normally, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their style –
who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most homeowners care most
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals aid
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 top
priority. It is essential 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 get out in an emergency situation.
These are frequently referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing 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 want
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the larger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the
lack of light can compress 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 fine installation and you can hire a
finalize your project. With a quality product and a quality
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 highest priority. Contact us at
571-292-3519 or visit us at our Northern Virginia
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our specialists.