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
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.