Basement Window Behavior
Naturally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type – 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 help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt for basement windows.
Safety: When you are picking what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your first priority. It is essential 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 evacuate in an emergency situation. These are commonly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The most familiar 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 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 more open it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a fine installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a professional installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.Here at Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC, your needs and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at 307-234-1518 or visit us at our Casper showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our specialists.