Naturally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style –
who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most 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 quest
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 first
priority. It is essential to investigate
your local building guidelines, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or conduct
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 various
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The
most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a
window style, you must establish 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 plan
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 compress 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
finish your project. With a quality product and a successful
installation, you can be confident 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
616-201-0206 or come see us at our Grand Rapids
showroom for more safety tips and installation methods
from our specialists.